scimitar


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a curved oriental saber

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I grew frantically mad, and struggled to force myself upward against the sweep of the fearful scimitar. And then I fell suddenly calm, and lay smiling at the glittering death, as a child at some rare bauble.
Oh, how noble did the grand vizier my father look at that moment, in the midst of the flying bullets, his scimitar in his hand, and his face blackened with the powder of his enemies!
Does a man commonly see another come up waving a scimitar and offer no remarks?
The genius, with his raised scimitar, waited till he had finished, bit was not in the least touched.
The two arms fell with a sudden force; they heard the hissing of the scimitar and the cry of the victim, then a truncated mass sank beneath the blow.
The only stand any of them made was on our right, where three of them stood, and, by signs, called the rest to come back to them, having a kind of scimitar in their hands, and their bows hanging to their backs.
He then immediately stepped up to him who had stopped us, as I said, and before he could come forward again, made a blow at him with a scimitar, which he always wore, but missing the man, struck his horse in the side of his head, cut one of the ears off by the root, and a great slice down by the side of his face.
Here is a bronzed Moor in a prodigious white turban, curiously embroidered jacket, gold and crimson sash, of many folds, wrapped round and round his waist, trousers that only come a little below his knee and yet have twenty yards of stuff in them, ornamented scimitar, bare shins, stockingless feet, yellow slippers, and gun of preposterous length--a mere soldier!--I thought he was the Emperor at least.
Ten thousand scimitars flash in the sunlight, and thrice ten thousand dancing-girls strew flowers.
The familial occurrence of hypoplastic right lung with systemic arterial supply and venous drainage "scimitar syndrome." Bull Johns Hopkins Hosp 1960; 107: 1-21.
We returned to the field after a quick bite to search for a scimitar that I could actually shoot rather than frighten with my lacking ability.
Loganville, GA, February 25, 2013 --(PR.com)-- This is the E-flite Carbon-Z Scimitar Bind-N-Fly.
At the time he was driving an upgraded 35-ton Scimitar Mk2 light tank, boasting new heavy armour, on routine patrol in Nahr-e Saraj, Afghanistan.
(5), (6) The first authors to use the term 'scimitar' were Halasz et al.
Gofal Housing is taking up 2,416 sq ft of accommodation at Scimitar Development's office scheme at Melin Corrwg Business Parc, Upper Boat, Treforest.