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- n. metal lining of a scabbard's mouth
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a sword-scabbard, the inner part of the mouthpiece, which holds the lining in place.
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She held her mouth slitted open in anguish so that in Inman's mind it resembled the sputcheon to a sword scabbard.