Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blow with the edge of a sword. In the language of fencing usually cut.
  • noun A wound or scar produced by a blow of the edge of a sword.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a scar from a cut made by a sword

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Examples

  • The momentum of the sword-cut carried him forward just enough to cause him to stumble, though, and the last of the monsters to our front clambered on to his back.

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  • I took sword-cut terminology from Shinkeudo: Japanese Swordsmanship by Toshishiro Obata.

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  • I took sword-cut terminology from Shinkeudo: Japanese Swordsmanship by Toshishiro Obata.

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  • I took sword-cut terminology from Shinkeudo: Japanese Swordsmanship by Toshishiro Obata.

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  • While tearing down the banner he had received a sword-cut across his face.

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  • A furious sword-cut had scarred his face, where nothing was discernible but blood.

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  • Ali was slain with a sword-cut by Ibn Muljam a name ever damnable amongst the Persians;

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  • He was a tall grizzled veteran whose hawk profile was marred by a dreadful sword-cut which had cleft both cheeks and the bridge of his nose; his style was all Guardee, sharp with authority and sparing with words.

    Flashman on the March

  • The Hajj Sharmarkay in his youth was a man of Valour: he could not read or write; but he carried in battle four spears26, and his sword-cut was recognisable.

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  • Then as the cloud passed I could see the ruins of the abbey coming into view, and as the edge of a narrow band of light as sharp as a sword-cut moved along, the church and churchyard became gradually visible.

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