saber

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v saber kill with a saber
    • v saber cut or injure with a saber
    • n saber a stout sword with a curved blade and thick back
    • n saber a fencing sword with a v-shaped blade and a slightly curved handle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Saber A sword with a broad and heavy blade, thick at the back, and usually more or less curved like a scimiter; a cavalry sword.
    • v. t Saber To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber. "You send troops to saber and bayonet us into submission."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n saber A heavy sword having a single edge, and thickest at the back of the blade, tapering gradually toward the edge. It is usually slightly curved; but some cavalry sabers are perfectly straight. The saber may be considered as a modification of the Oriental simitar increased in weight and diminished in curvature, and differs from the typical sword, which is double-edged, with its greatest thickness in the middle of the blade.
    • n saber A soldier armed with a saber.
    • saber To furnish with a saber.
    • saber To strike or cut with a saber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Saber =Sabre (q.v.).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. sabre, G. säbel,; of uncertain origin; cf. Hung. száblya, Pol. szabla, Russ. sabla, and L. Gr. zabo`s crooked, curved

Usage

In literature:

Cutting a lemon with a saber, and the Dummy Race, ended the morning's sports.
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
A hideous yell of applause rose from the multitude, and again he plunged his saber into the carriage.
"Madame Roland, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
Waving his saber, he rode back down the hill.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
But he felt it barely possible that the saber-tooth might dare a rush in.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
A long cavalry saber hung from his white leather belt.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The hussars dismounted and, with drawn sabers, made a rush for the trenches.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
In the region of Optevo a great number of Austrians were sabered during pursuit by the Russians after a cavalry charge.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Blue fins and tails, sharp and curved, like sabers, cleared the water.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Two troops of United States cavalry in dress uniform, with sabers drawn, formed a guard round the House approaches.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Both of 'em has sabers donated from the Fort.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
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In poetry:

Lo, on a height hewn sheer out of night,
Where Mystery labors,
Through the Hadean heath from an awe beneath,
A sprouting of sabers lean from the sheath!
And bursting the husk of the travailing dusk,
The world-old crop of the dragon's teeth!
"Prarie Storm Rune" by John Gneisenau Neihardt

In news:

The Campbell and Kapolei football teams fought hard in a nail- biter of a game Friday night with the Hurricanes edging the Sabers, 35-34.
Sabers run down by Riverside.
Saber Cole Mallery jumps over a Riverside defender on Saturday PHOTO COURTESY OF KAREN DORMAN.
Iran-e Farda' s editor was Reza Alijani, Saber 's close comrade who, together with Taghi Rahmani, another nationalist-religious journalist and activist, was imprisoned by the Islamic Republic numerous times.
Send Saber a private message (login required).
Gerald "Jerry" Saber , 81, of Chambersburg, died Oct 6, 2012.
British People Think Light Sabers Are Real.
20% of Adults Believe that Light Sabers Exist.
Information on Olympic athlete Ahmad Saber Hamcho on ESPN.com.
Olympic Athletes >> Ahmad Saber Hamcho.
A group of kids had a light saber battle near the Savannah River.
The force was strong with BT Tower in London on September 15 when it was converted into a 581-foot saber to celebrate the release of the original 'Star Wars' trilogy on Blu-Ray.
Man Attacks Toy Store With Light Sabers .
Saber Relays Cancelled For 2011.
Posts With Keyword ' Saber Relays.
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In science:

Olfati-Saber, Flocking for multi-agent dynamic systems: Algorithms and theory.
Emergence in Random Noisy Environments
El hecho de saber cómo va uno en la prueba, 4Otra posibilidad hubiera sido utilizar símbolos lingüísticos para representar a los agentes.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Por ejemplo, el hecho de saber que se ha fallado muchas veces podría bloquear a algunos y generar aun peores resultados, mientras que a otros podría motivarlos para conseguir recuperarse.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Saber and the second author gave in a semantical proof of this result by using the notion of saturated sets.
Strong normalization results by translation
Saber. A semantical proof of strong normalization theorem for ful l propositional classical natural deduction.
Strong normalization results by translation
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