Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of haft.

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Examples

  • E'en the battle-sword hafted that had to name Hrunting,

    The Tale of Beowulf Sometime King of the Folk of the Weder Geats

  • But Rames also wore a sword, that sword hafted with the golden crocodile which Pharaoh had given him long ago -- that sword which Asti the foresighted had seen red with royal blood.

    Morning Star

  • Long-hafted, slender, bone-barbed throwing-spears lay along the gunwale of the canoe, while a quiverful of arrows hung on each man's back.

    Chapter 22

  • Prehistoric Indian knives were sometimes hafted with antler.

    Bird Cloud

  • They are not identical which raises the question; if it was hafted to a handle what was the method of attachment?

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  • Only if ye could compass a harmonious call frae the parish of Skreegh-me-dead, as ye anes had hope of, I trow it wad please him weel; since I hae heard him say, that the root of the matter was mair deeply hafted in that wild muirland parish than in the Canongate of Edinburgh.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • It was a huge, single-bitted battle-axe, hafted to a thick handle at least a metre and a half long.

    Crusader Gold

  • Their spears were wicked weapons for all their apparent frailty, long-handled, hafted in some black wood, and with foot-deep points of red metal, and barbed like a muskalonge hook from tip to base.

    Dwellers in the Mirage

  • The archaeological evidence strongly suggests that H. floresiensis made sophisticated stone tools, including choppers, cutting blades, scrapers, and even spear points, some of which appear to have been hafted onto lengths of wood.

    Indonesia's Lost World: Shaking Up the Family Tree

  • They did take a blacke hafted knife, and with the edge of the same did crosse the said taile as if they would cut it in twain, saying these words, Hold thou Cion, eat this, and then they stucke the knife on the ship side with the edge towards the said cloude, and I saw it therewith vanish in lesse than one quarter of an houre.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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  • You mean “Inexplictionary”.

    The present definition at Wiktionary is “Simple past tense and past participle of haft.” I don’t know if it’s a Wordik bug, or if it just scraped Wiktionary at a bad time, but it’s going on my list of apocrypha. (This will be the first entry not from The American Heritage Dictionary.)

    October 9, 2011

  • Wikipedia says: "past tense and past participle of en."

    October 9, 2011