swordsman

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n swordsman someone skilled at fencing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Swordsman A soldier; a fighting man.
    • Swordsman One skilled of a use of the sword; a professor of the science of fencing; a fencer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n swordsman One who uses a sword habitually; especially, one skilled in the use of the sword.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Swordsman a man skilled in the use of a sword
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Quotations

  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sweord; Ice. sverdh, Ger. schwert.

Usage

In literature:

The effort came from the wrist, as an adroit swordsman handles his weapon.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
I tell you, friend Peyrolles, I think I am the best swordsman alive.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
This clerk's no swordsman?
"Browning's England" by Helen Archibald Clarke
Give him Ingeborg, for what swordsman in our land is like to him?
"Told by the Northmen:" by E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton
Probably the best-known swordsman in all England!
"The O'Ruddy" by Stephen Crane
Strength would count but little against such agility; the land baron was an incomparable swordsman.
"The Strollers" by Frederic S. Isham
With impetuous fury Don Rodrigo darted on his antagonist, and commenced an assault with all the courage and address of a practised swordsman.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
Old Dragonbeard must have been a master swordsman standing midway between those of the first and of the second order.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
I thank God my brother lives, and they say he is no mean swordsman.
"Graham of Claverhouse" by Ian Maclaren
Monsieur Joseph was a splendid swordsman.
"Angelot" by Eleanor Price
Why, I was a swordsman when that lad was at his mother's knee.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
List, great Alfadur, to the clash of steel; How like a man does each brave swordsman feel!
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
I've just told you, the man's the best swordsman in Europe and Asia combined, and the third best shot.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
You tell me that you are a fair swordsman: now, these chaps have but one attack and one guard.
"Confessions Of Con Cregan An Irish Gil Blas" by Charles James Lever
Hills closed with him: the man was a clever swordsman, and for a time it was a fencing-match between them.
"Barclay of the Guides" by Herbert Strang
Indeed, he had just won in a contest, at what is now Madison Square Garden, the title of amateur champion swordsman of America.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various
I rode every sort of a horse, and I was a swordsman like St. George himself.
"Library of the World's Best literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 12" by Various
With one of these you can disarm a swordsman in a matter of seconds.
"Black Man's Burden" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
We told him that Salista was a celebrated swordsman.
"Black Diamonds" by Mór Jókai
The shadow of the swordsman obscures all else.
"The Revival of Irish Literature" by Charles Gavan Duffy
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In poetry:

IN all the towns and cities fair
On Merry England's broad expanse,
No swordsman ever could compare
With THOMAS WINTERBOTTOM HANCE.
"Thomas Winterbottom Hance" by William Schwenck Gilbert
He grasped it, scanning it, the coil
Hid five feet and a span of soil;
Then loudly he cried, "Ah, Diarmid is here,
No swordsman of Cormac, but Diarmid is near!"
"The Death Of The Boar" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Worldwide liberty’s lifelong lover,
Lover no less of the strength of song,
Sea-king, swordsman, hater of wrong,
Over thy dust that the dust shall cover
Comes my song as a bird to hover,
Borne of its will as of wings along.
"Lines on the Death of Edward John Trelawny" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Ever since the character was created in the 1890s, audiences have loved "Cyrano de Bergerac ," the flamboyant French swordsman with the enormous nose.
Ever since the character was created in the 1890s, audiences have loved " Cyrano de Bergerac ," the flamboyant French swordsman with the enormous nose.
"The Bastard Swordsman" 35mm martial arts goodness: a 1983 Wu Tang joint.
The characters are 3D caricatures of a knight , swordsman, archer, and wizard.
Officer Attacked by Swordsman Leaves Hospital.
Swordsman shot after he threatened police.
Swordsman ID'd in Fatal Dairy Queen Robbery Attempt.
Good morning, Michigan: Swordsman shooting, Amazon same-day delivery top today's must-reads.
'Stars Wars' movie swordsman Anderson dies at 89.
A master swordsman who performed stunts in the "Lord of the Rings" franchise and as "Darth Vader" in "Star Wars" has died aged 89.
'Darth Vader' Swordsman Bob Anderson Dies at 89.
Kimono-Clad Cruise Quite a Swordsman .
Mexican thesp to lead futuristic reboot of Spanish swordsman tale.
Bring your best giant and wronged swordsman and sail to the 25th Anniversary celebration of The Princess Bride at Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar this Wednesday, Nov 14, 7pm.
Dollar Rubber Club, a subscription-based startup, will ship condoms to your home for as little as $1 per month, offering such packages as "The Swordsman" and "The Traveling Salesman.
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