from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A saber with a much curved blade having the edge on the convex side, -- in use among Mohammedans, esp., the Arabs and persians.
  • noun A long-handled billhook. See Billhook.
  • noun (Bot.) the immense curved woody pods of a leguminous woody climbing plant (Entada scandens) growing in tropical India and America. They contain hard round flattish seeds two inches in diameter, which are made into boxes.

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  • noun Dated form of scimitar.


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  • Small numbers of scimiter-horned oryx (Oryx dammah, EX) may have also occurred.

    Saharan halophytics 2008

  • Small numbers of scimiter-horned oryx (Oryx dammah, EX) may have also occurred in the past.

    Sahara desert 2007

  • Moor circled round his opponent, as a hawk circles when about to make a swoop; his steed obeyed his rider with matchless quickness; at every attack of the infidel, it seemed as if the Christian knight must sink beneath his flashing scimiter.

    Washington Irving 2004

  • "This is very thoughtful of Constantine," observed Denny, who was employing himself in cutting imaginary lemons in two with a fine damascened scimiter that he had taken from the wall.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896 Various

  • I could long for a Mahomet, whose persuasive eloquence, with wild-flashing heart and scimiter, is, 'Wretched moral, give up that; or by the Eternal, thy maker and mine, I will kill thee!

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847 Various

  • A man may have a brain as keen as a Damascus scimiter, and yet he is wanting without piety.

    Colleges in America John Marshall Barker 1888

  • He wears a magnificent Turkish military dress, very richly adorned with gold embroidery, girt with a splendid sash, in which are thrust enough weapons to fill an armory, -- knives, dirks, pistols, and daggers, -- while a huge scimiter hangs from his sword-belt.

    Paul Patoff 1881

  • Behind them, upon the stern, was perched a hideous and beardless African, gorgeously arrayed in a dark tunic heavily laced with gold, a richly chased and adorned scimiter at his side, and a red fez jauntily set on one side of his misshapen head.

    Paul Patoff 1881

  • His visor was closed; he bore a huge buckler and a ponderous lance; his scimiter was of a Damascus blade, and his richly ornamented dagger was wrought by an artificer of Fez.

    Washington Irving Warner, Charles D 1881

  • His face was deadly pale, and his mouth was wide open as he slept, breathing heavily; his left hand rested on the hilt of his scimiter; his right was extended, palm upwards, on the stone step on which he sat, the very picture of exhaustion.

    Paul Patoff 1881


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