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  • n. Alternative form of gisarme.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A long-handled weapon resembling the pole-ax, or in some cases more nearly resembling the halberd, but having a long edge for cutting and a straight sharp point in the line of the handle. By some authors it is confounded with the pole-ax.


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  • This abundance of odd words can be a double-edged sword, or perhaps a guisarme of linguistic confusion amidst an arsenal of linguistic joy.

    From the Dungeon to the Dictionary « Isegoria

  • His guisarme lay on the deck where hed dropped it; he seized it now and moved to stand next to Jace and face the demon as it came.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • He stabbed at it with his guisarme, plunging the sharp end of it deep into the demons flesh.

    City of Ashes

  • Jace raised Samandiriel, but Alec had already dispatched the creature with a jabbing blow from his guisarme.

    City of Ashes

  • If youre in need of a blade, Alexander, my guisarme is in the entryway.

    City of Ashes

  • He clutched a bloody guisarme in his right hand and Jaces collar in the other.

    City of Ashes

  • Down fell pike and guisarme from nerveless fingers and, gasping with fear,

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn

  • Reaching the guardroom above, Sir Pertinax called lustily for sword and bascinet, and thereafter chose divers likely weapons for his companions who, with axe and pike and guisarme on shoulder, followed him out into the free air.

    The Geste of Duke Jocelyn

  • He had, too -- and glad enough was he of it at that moment -- the deadly guisarme, that old-fashioned weapon that combined a spear and scythe, and was used with horrible effect in the charges of the day.

    In the Wars of the Roses A Story for the Young

  • He could no longer swing the trusty little axe which had done good service before; but there was the deadly guisarme at his side.

    In the Wars of the Roses A Story for the Young


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  • A peasant had only his farm

    To furnish the stuff for his arm,

    So faced armored horsemen

    And bloodthirsty Norsemen

    With only an axe called guisarme.

    February 10, 2017