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  • n. Plural form of scimiter.

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Examples

  • Concerning this we read in Gibbon that in his palace of Zehra the audience hall was incrusted with gold and pearls, and that the caliph was attended by twelve thousand horsemen whose belts and scimiters were studded with gold.

    Critical and Historical Essays Lectures delivered at Columbia University

  • Many of the Moorish horsemen galloped close to the Christian ranks, brandishing their lances and scimiters, and defying various cavaliers to single combat; but Ferdinand had rigorously prohibited all duels of this kind, and they dared not transgress his orders under his very eye.

    Washington Irving

  • The earl had already received several desperate wounds, and the king himself was bleeding from some severe gashes with the keen-edged scimiters.

    The Boy Knight

  • Sometimes in the course of the day veiled ladies would issue in groups from the palace, attended by black slaves with drawn scimiters.

    The Boy Knight

  • The front line, however, charged well up to the points of the lances, against which they hewed with their sharp scimiters, frequently severing the steel top from the ashpole, and then breaking through and engaging in hand-to-hand conflict with the knights.

    The Boy Knight

  • Moorish horsemen galloped close to the Christian ranks, brandishing their lances and scimiters, and defying various cavaliers to single combat; but Ferdinand had rigorously prohibited all duels of this kind, and they dared not transgress his orders under his very eye.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • The organ plays a stately march; and presto! wide open arches; and out come, two and two, with nodding plumes, in crimson turbans, a troop of martial men; with jingling scimiters, they pace the hall; salute, pass on, and disappear.

    Redburn. His First Voyage

  • Demetrius and Francisco, and all carrying their drawn scimiters in their hands, the corps proceeded along a vast vaulted subterrane, paved with flag-stones, until a huge iron door, studded with nails, barred the way.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

  • And simultaneously with the performance of this skillful maneuver, a shrill whistle was wafted from the lips of Demetrius through the wood, and as if by magic, a dozen torches were seen to light up and numbers of men, with naked scimiters gleaming in the rays of those firebrands, rushed toward the spot where the capture had been made.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

  • The terrible scimiters of the Turks hewed them down in all directions; some, who sought to fly, were literally cut to pieces.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

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