Our lances shivered like reeds, and we fell on with battle-axe and mace.
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
The reed mace mushroom, T. phacorrhiza.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
The reed-mace is like a bulrush, but three times as tall, and larger.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
God, my lance was a broken reed,
My mace a toy for a child's delight.
My helm is battered, my shield is shattered,
I am stiff with wounds, and I lost the fight.
"Vigils" by Aline Murray Kilmer