from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the blade, or cutting part, of a sword.
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Caliphs blinded their victims by passing a red-hot sword blade close to the orbit or a needle over the eye-ball.
A sword blade had cut through his arm and was jutting from his bicep.
He spun, suddenly hard-eyed, and for the first time held his sword blade forward in his hand.
My brother could not return him a reply, being tongue tied for terror; so the blackamoor seized him and stripped him of his clothes and bashed him with the flat of his sword blade till he fell to the ground, swooning from excess of belabouring.