from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of sword.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • (And fantasy, apparently, if the inclusion of Excalibur and other swords is any indicator.) @Suvudu: 10 Horror Sequels and Remakes that Top the Originals.

    September 2008

  • Giving a fighter magical abilities like the kind found in book of the nine swords is too much.

    D&D 4e’s Out… And It’s Awful. Here’s Why « Geek Related

  • The thugs wear the green orkald rings of the Psavorn Guard—and everyone knows who directs their swords from the shadows.

    The Codex Continual » “Honed by Hate”-An Excerpt

  • Dealing heavily in swords and other medieval weapons, Bethesda tackles firearms for the first with impressive results.

    Exploring the carnage of 'Fallout 3'

  • My favorite this year (probably because I read and occasionally write fantasy novels, and thus have a possibly unhealthy interest in swords) was the award in medicine, given to radiologist Brian Witcombe of Gloucester and professional sword-swallower Dan Meyer of Tennessee for their medical report “Sword Swallowing and Its Side Effects.”

    The 2007 Ig Nobel Prizes

  • Unitarian fell upon the misbelieving Persians in the gates, and the blood of the Kafirs ran in the streets like a torrent till they threw down their arms and harness and called out for quarter; whereupon the Moslems stayed their swords from the slaughter and drove them to their tents, as one driveth a flock of sheep.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • A thicket of swords is suspended on wires over the stage: sometimes they are lowered to become a treacherous forest, sometimes they simply loom threateningly, like the dark fate awaiting almost all concerned.

    Cut and Paste Review - The Murder of Macbeth

  • As he neared, he saw that the attendant was a muscular woman, not a man, wearing the twin shortswords of Southwind - or of Westwind, if one believed the Legend.


  • H.O. and Noël had tin swords, and we asked Albert's uncle to let us wear some of the real arms that are on the wall in the dining-room.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Again swords were drawn; and Wallace, in attempting to beat down the weapons of Soulis and Buchan, aimed at Bothwell's heart, must have received the point of Soulis's in his own body, had he not grasped the blade, and, wrenching it out of the chief's hand, broken it into shivers: "Such be the fate of every sword which Scot draws against Scot!" cried he.

    The Scottish Chiefs


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.