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  • A deadly arms race developed as each tribe sought access to steel-edged hatchets, brass for making arrowheads, flintlocks, and horseflesh.

    Between War and Peace

  • The narrow streets from the Whitehall water steps to the Abbey are packed so tightly that I wonder how anyone can breathe, the crowd held in check by yeoman guards holding steel-edged halberds at the ready.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • He was in his late thirties and striking, with steel-edged cheekbones and a weathered face that had seen military duty.


  • Zak shoved all of these doubts into the background as he jumped between the steel-edged blades.


  • He pointed emphatically toward a booth that contained a variety of steel-edged weapons.

    Mercadian Masques

  • Wuerek's heavier steel-edged blade smashed the lighter sabre aside, and Meresat's edged crowbar crushed through the comparatively thin burnished armor.

    The Chaos Balance

  • Brass trumpets blared the climax of the ceremony, and each of the Windriders received a steel-edged shortsword, which would be worn throughout the training.

    The Kinslayer Wars

  • The steel-edged blades of the pikes pierced the leather with ease as scores of humans impaled themselves from the force of the charge.

    The Kinslayer Wars

  • The steel-edged cloth is passed down and under the curd bed in one smooth swoop.

    Chapter 6

  • And there was Brother Winfrid in full vigorous action, a big, loose-jointed youth with a shock-head of wiry hair hedging in his shaven crown, his habit kilted to brawny knees, and a broad foot shod in a wooden clog driving the steel-edged spade through the fibrous tangle of bean holms as through blades of grass.

    The Hermit of Eyton Forest


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