Jamie had "trained" before, and was made a colonel at once; but Pokey was the best of all, and called forth a spontaneous burst of applause from the spectators as she brought up the rear, her cocked hat all over one eye, her flag trailing over her shoulder, and her wooden sword
straight up in the air; her face beaming and every curl bobbing with delight as her fat legs tottered in the vain attempt to keep step manfully.
I perceived one of them immediately fall; being knocked down, I suppose, with a club or wooden sword, for that was their way; and two or three others were at work immediately, cutting him open for their cookery, while the other victim was left standing by himself, till they should be ready for him.
He no sooner had it, but he runs to his enemy, and at one blow cut off his head so cleverly, no executioner in Germany could have done it sooner or better; which I thought very strange for one who, I had reason to believe, never saw a sword in his life before, except their own wooden swords: however, it seems, as I learned afterwards, they make their wooden swords so sharp, so heavy, and the wood is so hard, that they will even cut off heads with them, ay, and arms, and that at one blow, too.
Each soldier was armed with a wooden sword
having an edge of sharp teeth set in a row, and the sight of these teeth at first caused Dorothy to shudder.
To the left, certainly, the left; I remember his pointing with his wooden sword
School-boy days are no happier than the days of after life, but we look back upon them regretfully because we have forgotten our punishments at school, and how we grieved when our marbles were lost and our kites destroyed--because we have forgotten all the sorrows and privations of that canonized epoch and remember only its orchard robberies, its wooden sword
pageants and its fishing holydays.
After they were all gone, the Spaniards came out of their den, and viewing the field of battle, they found about two-and-thirty men dead on the spot; some were killed with long arrows, which were found sticking in their bodies; but most of them were killed with great wooden swords
, sixteen or seventeen of which they found in the field of battle, and as many bows, with a great many arrows.
The five old soldiers of the dragon's teeth grew very fond of these small urchins, and were never weary of showing them how to shoulder sticks, flourish wooden swords
, and march in military order, blowing a penny trumpet, or beating an abominable rub-a-dub upon a little drum.
Caption xxxx in here xxxx in here xxxx in here xxxx in here xxxx in here xxxx in here xxxx in here Dad-of-two Crowe, 52, carried a wooden sword
under his arm while he enjoyed the sights at Warwick Castle.
As a way to improve his training, Ned asks Willis the stable boy to pick up a wooden sword
The sister Megumu loves history and enjoys training her skill with a wooden sword
, while the brother Mitsuru is notably more cavalier about his schooling and tends to attract lovestruck fans due to his heartthrob good looks.
Rouhani, elected president last year, said trying to win the battle for public influence by restricting the Internet was like bringing a wooden sword
to a gunfight.