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  • n. Plural form of yataghan.


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  • Haudriettes, and seized yataghans and Turkish arms.

    Les Miserables

  • The Arabs, in their first astonishment at this furious and unlooked-for return, allowed Oscar to seize the viscount, whom he flung across his horse, and carried off at full gallop, — receiving, as he did so, two slashes from yataghans on his left arm.

    A Start in Life

  • Books of Beauty, yataghans, Turkish papooshes and boxes of Parisian bonbons.

    The History of Pendennis

  • They open oysters with their yataghans, toast muffins on their rapiers, and fill their Venice glasses with half-and-half.

    The Newcomes

  • Peaceful men, we did not ornament our girdles with pistols, yataghans, &c., such as some pilgrims appeared to bristle all over with; and as a lesson to such rash people, a story may be told which was narrated to us at Jerusalem, and carries a wholesome moral.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • Yet the eight black eyes that peered at him were hard and clear, and there was no tremor in the bony hands that rested lightly on the hilts of their yataghans.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • Close behind their arrows came half-a-score Hyrkanians, waving short horn bows and curved yataghans as they ran.

    Conan The Unconquered

  • The yataghans whistled, ending in the zhukk of cloven flesh and bone.

    Conan the Freebooter

  • "_Besestein_," a large building separated from the other bazars, one meets with in quantities those old arms, so sought after by antiquaries, carbines ornamented with coral, magnificent yataghans worn by the

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847

  • On the four walls, against pieces of reddish bark cloth, gleamed savage weapons arranged in circular trophies -- the war spears of the Wanandi, the swords of the Masai, the bows and poisoned arrows of the Wakamba, besides jeweled yataghans, scimitars with gilded hilts, and damascened pistols.



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