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- n. A type of dagger or sword used by the Anglo-Saxons
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long and heavy knife used by the Franks in hunting and in war, having a blade sometimes 20 inches in length.
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He wore a ring on his left index finger and also had both a knife and a "scramasax", a short sword designed for close combat.
By some diabolical trick of fascination she persuaded a pair of assassins to penetrate into Sigebert's camp, armed with a "scramasax" she had herself provided.
I have had plenty of heated academic debates while I was carrying a sword or a fighting knife like a scramasax with an 8-inch blade.