from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A long thin strip of metal (usually either two or four) extending from the head of a staff weapon (such as a halberd) down a certain length of the wooden shaft, secured with nails or screws and designed to prevent splitting or breakage of the wood.
  • n. In some swords, an extension of the guard located on both flats of the blade, designed to fit tightly over the mouth of a scabbard and prevent accidental unsheathing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A strap; thong; latchet (of a shoe).
  • n. A chain for hobbling a horse.
  • n. A lace used in the modern costume of the women of Holland.


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  • "Y langet sija iyomo, yan yo tano locue iyomo: y tano yan y binilan sinajguanña ni y plinantamo sija.



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