fencing-school love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A school in which fencing is taught.


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  • Then comes a stroll to the fencing-school, kept by an excellent broadswordsman, an old German trooper.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton 2006

  • She did not go to the fencing-school any more after that.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton 2006

  • Ere many weeks were over he could handle the foils against his master or any frequenter of the fencing-school, — and, with a sigh, Lady

    The Virginians 2006

  • Under those great high vaults in the fencing-school, sitting round a small table, you feel just like mice nibbling a nut in a corner of a big church.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales Erckmann-Chatrian

  • We flew down the steps four at a time and rushed into the fencing-school.

    The Man-Wolf and Other Tales Erckmann-Chatrian

  • To the master's sister might fall such wealth as he had amassed, but Andre-Louis succeeded to the mine itself from which that wealth had been extracted, the fencing-school in which by now he was himself so well established as an instructor that its numerous pupils looked to him to carry it forward successfully as its chief.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini 1912

  • From a room beyond, the door of which was closed, came the stamping of feet, the click and slither of steel upon steel, and dominating these sounds a vibrant sonorous voice speaking a language that was certainly French; but such French as is never heard outside a fencing-school.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini 1912

  • And therefore, if any provision be to be made against such accidents, and a man be to prepare his son for duels, I had much rather mine should be a good wrestler than an ordinary fencer, which is the most a gentleman can attain to in it, unless he will be constantly in the fencing-school and every day exercising.

    Some Thoughts Concerning Education. Sections 191-200 1909

  • In spite of the warnings of an overtaxed heart, he sculled each morning of the last summer at Dockett, and in Paris he handed over his foils to his fencing-school only a month before his death, leaving, like Mr. Valiant-for-Truth before he crossed the river, his arms to those who could wield them.

    The Life of the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles W. Dilke, Volume 1 Stephen Lucius Gwynn 1907

  • Cæsar led him and Curio off to inspect the fencing-school; then showed them his favourite horse, pointed out its peculiar toelike hoofs, and related merrily how when it was a young colt, a soothsayer had predicted that its owner would be master of the world, and how he -- Cæsar, -- had broken its fiery spirit, and made it perfectly docile, although no other man could ride the beast.

    A Friend of Caesar A Tale of the Fall of the Roman Republic. Time, 50-47 B.C. William Stearns Davis 1903


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