And so saying, he seized the staff he had driven into the ground, and leaving one half of it fixed there, showed it to be a sheath that concealed a tolerably long rapier; and, what may he called its hilt being planted in the ground, he swiftly, coolly, and deliberately threw himself upon it, and in an instant the bloody point and half the steel blade
appeared at his back, the unhappy man falling to the earth bathed in his blood, and transfixed by his own weapon.
Then the tables were turned, for he dashed in right manfully with his shining blade
and made the tinker give back again.
From species to species, as: 'With blade
of bronze drew away the life,' and 'Cleft the water with the vessel of unyielding bronze.
All the proud foliage Of the crested forests is shorn, and shrivels down Beneath the blade
Athos at that moment extended his hand with the air of supreme command which characterized him alone, drew out his sword and the scabbard at the same time, broke the blade
in the sheath on his knee and threw the pieces to his right.
From that place you will see, as a Paradise, the black trees of Belle-Isle against the sky; you will see the white line of the castle, which cuts the horizon of the sea like a blade
In fresh myrtle my blade
I'll entwine, Like Harmodius, the gallant and good, When he made at the tutelar shrine A libation of Tyranny's blood.
Aurora Rome had been stabbed with some sharp instrument such as a knife or dagger; some instrument, at least, of which the blade
His axe was near him, but the blade
was rusted and the handle broken off short.
In addition to the features which I have already described, the beast was equipped with a massive tail about six feet in length, quite round where it joined the body, but tapering to a flat, thin blade
toward the end, which trailed at right angles to the ground.
Instead, they rushed me--the three of them simultaneously; and it was that which gave me an advantage, for they fouled one another in the narrow precincts of the balcony, so that the foremost of them stumbled full upon my blade
at the first onslaught.
The cell was dark; he could not distinguish clearly who it was that held him thus; but he heard teeth chattering with rage, and there was just sufficient light scattered among the gloom to allow him to see above his head the blade
of a large knife.
Among other things he found a sharp hunting knife, on the keen blade
of which he immediately proceeded to cut his finger.
This same Robin Hood, of whom, I wot, I never heard before, is a right merry blade
, but gin he be strong, am not I stronger?
As you will," said Vas Kor, feeling the point of his blade
with his left thumb.