from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See bayonet.


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  • He knew a little of everything, and several times he had been obliged to attend to wounds produced either by a sword-bayonet or shot.

    The Mysterious Island

  • He widened the space by stabbing with his sword-bayonet, each vicious thrust accompanied by a Gaelic war-cry.

    Sharpe's Waterloo

  • Sharpe thought of the moment at the hilltop when the first green-jacket had gone past him, sword-bayonet fixed, and he recalled another failing of his own.

    Sharpe's Rifles

  • Rifleman Harper was sharpening his sword-bayonet, doing the job with the obsessive concentration of a man who knows his life depends on his weapons.

    Sharpe's Rifles

  • He threw down the sword-bayonet and pushed Harper in the chest.

    Sharpe's Rifles

  • A greenjacket ran past, sword-bayonet already bloodied, then another Rifleman was among the rocks.

    Sharpe's Rifles

  • Private O'Keefe stood there, except that he was not a Private any longer, but a Sergeant, a huge Sergeant who had a rifle slung on one shoulder, a huge mouthed seven-barrelled gun on the other, and a sword-bayonet at his belt.

    Sharpe's Regiment

  • She was as faithful as a morning mist, as hard as a sword-bayonet, and that, he thought, made her a suitable reward for a soldier.

    Sharpe's Honour

  • Harper had cut his way, like Sharpe, through the first rank, but his sword-bayonet was too short and the Irishman was being driven back by two men with bayonets, and Sharpe crushed them to one side with his sword, slicing a vast splinter from the nearest musket, and Harper leapt into the gap, cutting left and right, as Sharpe struggled alongside.

    Sharpe's Eagle

  • Gibbons looked at Sharpe and his eyes widened as he noticed, for the first time, that the sword hanging by Sharpe's side was not the usual sword-bayonet carried by Riflemen but was a full-length blade.

    Sharpe's Eagle


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