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  • n. Plural form of rune.


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  • “It may have been a member of the guard,” Cunliffe notes, “who scratched his name, Halfdan, in runes … in the church of Hagia Sophia, leaving a poignant reminder of the confrontation of two very different cultures.”

    Geography Is Destiny

  • How did the ancient civilizations figure out this negative pocket’s location and build a wheel inside it, along with stones covered in runes?

    The Tail Section » Your Voice: The Island Moves. WAIT WHAT?

  • The runes were a little darker in color, but they did not glow, were not warning him of the advance of an enemy.

    The Hand of Chaos

  • Their runes might be the personal jotting of some adept who had devised a code for the better keeping of secrets.

    Sorceress of the Witch World

  • So the great Christian poet, Cynewulf, wrote his name in runes, which is how we know him to be the author of some of the poems we have been considering.

    Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days

  • On it were strange marks, called runes, that said:

    Viking Tales

  • The letters of the ancient Scandinavian alphabet were called runes

    Fridthjof's Saga; a Norse romance

  • The runes were the characters of the early alphabet of the

    Fritiofs Saga

  • It had a bizarre double head, big curved blades, some kind of runes worked into the metal, a spike on the end of the handle.

    Petty Pewter Gods

  • I now understood why Great El’s slate had given me her name in runes.

    Arcane Circle


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