Definitions

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  • n. Obsolete form of scimitar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See scimiter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Variants of simitar.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Scottish broadsword, a Turkish scymetar, with bows, quivers, and other warlike weapons; musical instruments of several different kinds; a silver crucifix, a sepulchral antique vase, and several of the little brazen

    Quentin Durward

  • The moment the stranger alighted, he ordered his mule to be led into the stable, and his cloak-bag to be brought in; then opening, and taking out of it his crimson-sattin breeches, with a silver-fringed — (appendage to them, which I dare not translate) — he put his breeches, with his fringed cod - piece on, and forth-with, with his short scymetar in his hand, walked out to the grand parade.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • The moment the stranger alighted, he ordered his mule to be led into the stable, and his cloak-bag to be brought in; then opening, and taking out of it his crimson-sattin breeches, with a silver-fringed — (appendage to them, which I dare not translate) — he put his breeches, with his fringed cod-piece on, and forth-with, with his short scymetar in his hand, walked out to the grand parade.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • I never had one, replied the stranger, looking back to the centinel, and putting his hand up to his cap as he spoke — I carry it, continued he, thus — holding up his naked scymetar, his mule moving on slowly all the time — on purpose to defend my nose.

    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

  • In his expedition Perseus was favored by the gods; Mercury equipped him with a scymetar, and the wings from his heels; Pallas lent him a shield which reflected objects like a mirror; and Pluto granted him his helmet, which rendered him invisible.

    Roman Antiquities, and Ancient Mythology For Classical Schools (2nd ed)

  • Ever in all the scene, the thought struck me, of what would be the effect of a hundred thousand such men, sweeping with scymetar and lance over the fields of Palestine?

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 54, No. 334, August 1843

  • The only person to stand his ground was the leader of the party, who waited for us to come up, and then, singling me out, aimed a blow at me with his scymetar.

    Athelstane Ford

  • The rest wavered, and would, perhaps, have fled but for the action of their leader, a tall, fine man, having a great scymetar in his hand, with which he struck his men violently on the shoulders to urge them forward.

    Athelstane Ford

  • The other instantly rode up and leaped off his white horse to despatch his enemy, but I was on the spot just in time, and without dismounting, succeeded in striking the young man on the neck with my scymetar with such force that he fell down dead.

    Athelstane Ford

  • He gave me an expressive look out of his black eyes, and silently delivered to me a scymetar which he carried.

    Athelstane Ford

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