I had seen the heads and faces of ten youths gashed in every direction by the keen two-edged
blades, and yet had not seen a victim wince, nor heard a moan, or detected any fleeting expression which confessed the sharp pain the hurts were inflicting.
Now gallants tap their two-edged
swords, And pride and passion swell amain; Like red stars flashing through the night The circling wine-cups brim again.
It was like holding an enemy's sharp two-edged
sword by the blade, and that enemy all the time striving to wrest it out of your clutch.
He was somewhat instinctive in his likes and dislikes, and from the first he most heartily disliked the room itself,--its vague perfumes, its subdued violet coloring, the faces of the grinning idols, which seemed to meet his gaze in every direction, the pictures of those fierce-looking warriors who brandished two-edged
swords at him from the walls.
In the same belt was stuck one of those long, broad, sharp-pointed, and two-edged
knives, with a buck's-horn handle, which were fabricated in the neighbourhood, and bore even at this early period the name of a Sheffield whittle.
It was straight and two-edged
. In addition to the weapons I have enumerated each man carried a dagger in his harness.
The weapons that each man bore were simple, but most effective, consisting of a short and very heavy two-edged
spear with a wooden shaft, the blade being about six inches across at the widest part.
3) I shudder with affright O for a two-edged
sword to slay outright A wretch like me, Made one with misery.
OEDIPUS It stabs me like a sword, That two-edged
word, O stranger, but these maids--my own--
That was a two-edged
thrust, for Trix was decidedly an old girl, and Tom was generally regarded as a hapless victim.
Nay, thou know'st it not, And all unwitting art a double foe To thine own kin, the living and the dead; Aye and the dogging curse of mother and sire One day shall drive thee, like a two-edged
sword, Beyond our borders, and the eyes that now See clear shall henceforward endless night.
I am sorry to give you such a two-edged
thing, but I can't say what turn things are going to take.