shortsword


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shortsword

(ˈʃɔːtˌsɔːd)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) obsolete a short-bladed sword
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"He certainly could not be all this time fetching his shortsword from the Thark's cell," spoke another.
But at length he overdid the thing; for, drawing his shortsword, he hurled it, javelinwise, at my body, at the same instant rushing upon me with his long-sword.
Wielding her trusty shortsword Needle, the tomboy assassin completes her kill list - then finds romance with her banter buddy, blacksmith Gendry.
FEELGOOD VIBES Wielding her trusty shortsword Needle, the tomboy assassin completes her kill list - then finds romance with her banter buddy, blacksmith Gendry.
Standing on a buffalo-head, the eight-armed deity of the Adivaraha cave holds discus and conch, shortsword and shield, bell and bow, while her two natural hands are placed on her thighs (figure 5).
The frequent pairing of a shortsword with a bow in the popular corpus indicates, to my mind, that the inspiration came from the royal corpus, in which the bow corresponds to an arrow (isolated or in a quiver).
10:45am - Barbra the tour guide sat us down and showed us the Roman shortsword, the spear that was used for stabbing, the spear that was used for throwing, and the spear that was used for throwing - if it missed it would hit the ground and smash so the barbarians could not throw them back and kill them.
Witness the growth of knives from the dirk to shortsword to huge English broadsword.
Certainly the broadsword had an advantage over the shortsword and was not altogether, but almost, defenseless against the horseman armed with a pike or the, archer.