Sworder

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sworder One who uses, or fights with, a sword; a swordsman; a soldier; a cutthroat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sworder One who uses a sword habitually; a swordsman; hence, by extension, one who is nothing but a swordsman; a gladiator or bravo.
    • n sworder A game-cock that wounds its antagonist freely with the gaffs; a cutter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sworder (Shak.) a swordsman
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Gibb mentions copious milk-secretion in an infant, and Sworder and Menard have seen young babes with abundant milk-secretion.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Suddenly she came in on the two sworders with a scared, transfigured face.
"The Trail of the Sword, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
I am honest, and so forth, you would say, but a hot brained brawler, and common sworder or stabber.
"The Fair Maid of Perth" by Sir Walter Scott
If AKBAR was pitiful, Islam's great sworder, Shall she of the AEgis be less so than he?
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99, October 18, 1890" by Various
A hundred sworders would make little impression on an army.
"For The Admiral" by W.J. Marx
I replied that I knew nothing of him, save that my cousin had past all endurance cried him up to me as a mighty sworder.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
Our Caesar, though not "high-battled," was by no means likely to consent to be "staged against a sworder.
"Modern Leaders: Being a Series of Biographical Sketches" by Justin McCarthy
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