Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In fencing, a thrust in tierce.

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Examples

  • To do Sir Piercie justice, it was an idea which never entered into his head; and he would probably have dealt the most scientific imbroccata, stoccata, or punto reverso, which the school of Vincent Saviola had taught him, to any man who had dared to suggest to him such selfish and ungrateful meanness.

    The Monastery

  • And I would teach these nineteen the special rules, as your punto, * your reverso, your stoccata, your imbroccata, your passada, your montanto; till they could all play very near, or altogether, as well as myself.

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  • To do Sir Piercie justice, it was an idea which never entered into his head; and he would probably have dealt the most scientific _imbroccata, stoccata_, or _punto reverso_, which the school of Vincent Saviola had taught him, to any man who had dared to suggest to him such selfish and ungrateful meanness.

    The Monastery

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