Sentence Examples


  • The rapier (63) or lengthened dagger is rarely found, and is prisbably of prehistoric Greek origin.
  • His logic, while never obtruded, was rarely at fault; but lie loved the flash of the rapier, and was never happier than when he had to face down a mob and utterly foil it by sheer superiority in fencing.
  • Suddenly one of the combatants, feeling himself wounded, got off his horse and grabbed the first sword he saw and began to brandish it.
  • Then let us imagine that the combatant who so sensibly employed the best and simplest means to attain his end was at the same time influenced by traditions of chivalry and, desiring to conceal the facts of the case, insisted that he had gained his victory with the rapier according to all the rules of art.
  • The fencer who demanded a contest according to the rules of fencing was the French army; his opponent who threw away the rapier and snatched up the cudgel was the Russian people; those who try to explain the matter according to the rules of fencing are the historians who have described the event.

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