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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In the fifteenth century, the roughened or studded gripe of the lance.
  • n. The ring or hollow cylinder of iron through which the shaft of a lance passes and by which it is seized. Compare bur, 6.


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  • handle or part of a lance which is grasped

    November 8, 2008