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  • n. Plural form of hilt.


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  • Here's one that always bugged me: As Leonardo is exiting April's apartment, one of his sword hilts rubs against the wall... and it BENDS like rubber which, in fact, it was, being a "stunt sword".

    Peter Laird Responds To ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Movie Rumors; Confirms Deal For Live-Action/CGI Hybrid Is ‘Close’

  • So, Don, when the queen saw that, even today, they are still excavating and still finding some old armor, some sword hilts over there in the corner -- I mean, it looks like old iron to me, but the experts tell me that's what it is.

    CNN Transcript May 4, 2007

  • I feel more certain than ever that this cairn covers a sea king -- and they were always laid to rest with all their riches: golden cups and jewel-set sword hilts and silver corselets.

    Wings in the Night

  •   All of the Warriors had their hands on their sword hilts and were staring hard at the gate guard.

    Lord Conrads Crusade

  • His guards stepped quickly into the room, hands on their sword hilts, but seeing their master and the nun in the same positions and perfectly calm, the guards merely took their places by the door and stood waiting.

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • Sword hilts were slung at their left sides and daggers at their right.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Sword hilts jutted at every hip and easing past without getting caught up or bruised was impossible.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Sword hilts glinted at right hips, side-arms on the left.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • The soldiers who had accompanied Baldwin made certain that the boats were fast and, hands to sword hilts, joined him.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • The hands on sword hilts loosened; some were removed entirely.

    The Shadow Of The Lion


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