Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of rapier.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I never had that impression, myself, but I admit to wondering if the bravo's swords are supposed to have more encompassing hilts (swept hilts, bell cups, and those other sorts you see on rapiers).

    Needle Is Here!

  • Her arms slice the air like rapiers and her feet strike the ground with a unique sound that could be likened to the hard ping of raindrops on a tin roof.

    Dancer Malavika Sarukkai wows Kennedy Center with 'Maximum' artistry

  • Most of “the heavy-duty thinkers” in the R & A divisions had been assigned to the State Department, while the so-called “thin rapiers of steel” in the operational units had been transferred to the War Department.

    A Covert Affair

  • And as our rapiers played I pondered the manner I should kill him.

    Chapter 11

  • Then it opened its mouth to show me its teeth, as long and sharp as rapiers.

    On Desperate Seas « A Fly in Amber

  • Most of “the heavy-duty thinkers” in the R & A divisions had been assigned to the State Department, while the so-called “thin rapiers of steel” in the operational units had been transferred to the War Department.

    A Covert Affair

  • Historically-accurate rapiers are very long (often past 36 inches in length).

    Stick 'Em With the Pointy End

  • January 31st, 2010 at 12: 08 pm rapiers idea about giving money to directly to people is a great idea. we have a two tier society and financial system.

    Matthew Yglesias » The ECB’s Complacency

  • They had drawn slim rapiers and were struggling to join the fray.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • Within the improvised arena, two men, stripped to their shirtsleeves, were fighting with rapiers.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

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