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a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
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There is an element of beating swords into ploughshares
in other examples where bullets are extruded into wire, or handguns are frozen at the harmless blank cut-out stage of their manufacture.
Curiously, the famous BBC motto "Nation shall speak peace unto nation" was not originally a part of the coat of arms and is thought to have been inspired by the well-known Old Testament passage about beating swords into ploughshares
which continues: "Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
Instead of running around in their hemp shirts and homemade sandals yelling slogans about beating swords into ploughshares
, the peaceniks actually dragged out previous quotes by our own military commanders.
A long time ago optimistic words were written in the Old Testament about turning from war to peace and beating swords into ploughshares