from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sword-cane.


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  • Poor fool, there was a sudden flurry, the snap of a breaking bone, the Frog was screaming on the floor, and Spring had the sword-stick in his hand.


  • I was on horseback; guide wanted to carry my cane; I was going to give it him, when I recollected that it was a sword-stick, and I thought the lightning might be attracted towards him; kept it myself; a good deal encumbered with it, as it was too heavy for a whip, and the horse was stupid, and stood with every other peal.

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  • One train, one dead Captain's funeral, one sword-stick, and a bloke with a lot of guys not liking him.

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  • There might, for example, be a sword-stick, which has its blade removed and the inside of the cane filled with resin, so that it ceases to be a sword but remains the same walking stick.


  • Fiennes, ‘but even if a sword-stick was used, I have no guess of how it was used.’

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  • To be found with a sword-stick, let alone a blood-stained sword-stick, would be fatal in the search that was certain to follow.

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  • He took a childish pleasure, as a younger brother might, in the formidable sword-stick which Flambeau always flung as he walked, and which now stood upright beside his tall mug of Munich.

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  • The sword-stick and the brandy-flask, though in themselves only the tools of morbid conspirators, became the expressions of his own more healthy romance.

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  • The sword-stick became almost the sword of chivalry, and the brandy the wine of the stirrup-cup.

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  • When Syme saw it he suddenly straightened himself, and made with his sword-stick an involuntary salute.

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