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Backsword
Backsword Back"sword`, n. [2d back,n.+ sword.] 1. A sword with one sharp edge. 2. In England, a stick with a basket handle, used in rustic amusements; also, the game in which the stick is used. Also called singlestick. --Halliwell.
Half-sword
Half-sword Half"-sword`, n. Half the length of a sword; close fight. ``At half-sword.' --Shak.
Misword
Misword Mis*word", v. t. To word wrongly; as, to misword a message, or a sentence.
Misword
Misword Mis*word", n. A word wrongly spoken; a cross word. [Obs.] --Sylvester. Breton.
Password
Password Pass"word`, n. A word to be given before a person is allowed to pass; a watchword; a countersign. --Macaulay.
Regulation sword
Regulation Reg`u*la"tion (-l?"sh?n), n. 1. The act of regulating, or the state of being regulated. The temper and regulation of our own minds. --Macaulay. 2. A rule or order prescribed for management or government; prescription; a regulating principle; a governing direction; precept; law; as, the regulations of a society or a school. Regulation sword, cap, uniform, etc. (Mil.), a sword, cap, uniform, etc., of the kind or quality prescribed by the official regulations. Syn: Law; rule; method; principle; order; precept. See Law.
Smallsword
Smallsword Small"sword`, n. A light sword used for thrusting only; especially, the sword worn by civilians of rank in the eighteenth century.
Sword and purse
Purse Purse, n. [OE. purs, pors, OF. burse, borse, bourse, F. bourse, LL. bursa, fr. Gr. ? hide, skin, leather. Cf. Bourse, Bursch, Bursar, Buskin.] 1. A small bag or pouch, the opening of which is made to draw together closely, used to carry money in; by extension, any receptacle for money carried on the person; a wallet; a pocketbook; a portemonnaie. --Chaucer. Who steals my purse steals trash. --Shak. 2. Hence, a treasury; finances; as, the public purse. 3. A sum of money offered as a prize, or collected as a present; as, to win the purse; to make up a purse. 4. A specific sum of money; as: (a) In Turkey, the sum of 500 piasters. (b) In Persia, the sum of 50 tomans. Light purse, or Empty purse, poverty or want of resources. Long purse, or Heavy purse, wealth; riches. Purse crab (Zo["o]l.), any land crab of the genus Birgus, allied to the hermit crabs. They sometimes weigh twenty pounds or more, and are very strong, being able to crack cocoanuts with the large claw. They chiefly inhabit the tropical islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, living in holes and feeding upon fruit. Called also palm crab. Purse net, a fishing net, the mouth of which may be closed or drawn together like a purse. --Mortimer. Purse pride, pride of money; insolence proceeding from the possession of wealth. --Bp. Hall. Purse rat. (Zo["o]l.) See Pocket gopher, under Pocket. Sword and purse, the military power and financial resources of a nation.
sword of Edward the Confessor
Curtana Cur*ta"na (k?r-t?"n?), n. The pointless sword carried before English monarchs at their coronation, and emblematically considered as the sword of mercy; -- also called the sword of Edward the Confessor.
Swordbill
Swordbill Sword"bill`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A humming bird (Docimastes ensiferus) having a very long, slender bill, exceeding the length of the body of the bird.
Sworded
Sworded Sword"ed, a. [Cf. AS. geswurdod.] Girded with a sword. --Milton.
Sworder
Sworder Sword"er, n. One who uses, or fights with, a sword; a swordsman; a soldier; a cutthroat. [Obs.] --Shak.
Swordfish
Swordfish Sword"fish`, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A very large oceanic fish (Xiphias gladius), the only representative of the family Xiphiid[ae]. It is highly valued as a food fish. The bones of the upper jaw are consolidated, and form a long, rigid, swordlike beak; the dorsal fin is high and without distinct spines; the ventral fins are absent. The adult is destitute of teeth. It becomes sixteen feet or more long. (b) The gar pike. (c) The cutlass fish. 2. (Astron.) A southern constellation. See Dorado, 1. Swordfish sucker (Zo["o]l.), a remora (Remora brachyptera) which attaches itself to the swordfish.
swordfish
Cutlass Cut"lass (k[u^]t"las), n.; pl. Cutlasses (-[e^]z). [F. coutelas (cf. It. coltellaccio), augm. fr. L. cultellus a small knife, dim. of culter knife. See Colter, and cf. Curtal ax.] A short, heavy, curving sword, used in the navy. See Curtal ax. Cutlass fish, (Zo["o]l.), a peculiar, long, thin, marine fish (Trichiurus lepturus) of the southern United States and West Indies; -- called also saber fish, silver eel, and, improperly, swordfish.
Swordfish sucker
Swordfish Sword"fish`, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A very large oceanic fish (Xiphias gladius), the only representative of the family Xiphiid[ae]. It is highly valued as a food fish. The bones of the upper jaw are consolidated, and form a long, rigid, swordlike beak; the dorsal fin is high and without distinct spines; the ventral fins are absent. The adult is destitute of teeth. It becomes sixteen feet or more long. (b) The gar pike. (c) The cutlass fish. 2. (Astron.) A southern constellation. See Dorado, 1. Swordfish sucker (Zo["o]l.), a remora (Remora brachyptera) which attaches itself to the swordfish.
Swordick
Swordick Sword"ick, n. (Zo["o]l.) The spotted gunnel (Mur[ae]noides gunnellus). [Prov. Eng.]
Swording
Swording Sword"ing, n. Slashing with a sword. --Tennyson.
Swordless
Swordless Sword"less, a. Destitute of a sword.
Swordman
Swordman Sword"man, n.; pl. Swordmen. A swordsman. ``Sinewy swordmen.' --Shak.
Swordmen
Swordman Sword"man, n.; pl. Swordmen. A swordsman. ``Sinewy swordmen.' --Shak.
Swordplay
Swordplay Sword"play`, n. Fencing; a sword fight.
Swordplayer
Swordplayer Sword"play`er, n. A fencer; a gladiator; one who exhibits his skill in the use of the sword.
Sword-shaped
Sword-shaped Sword"-shaped`, a. (Bot.) Shaped like a sword; ensiform, as the long, flat leaves of the Iris, cattail, and the like.
Swordsman
Swordsman Swords"man, n.; pl. Swordsmen. 1. A soldier; a fighting man. 2. One skilled of a use of the sword; a professor of the science of fencing; a fencer.
Swordsmanship
Swordsmanship Swords"man*ship, n. The state of being a swordsman; skill in the use of the sword. --Cowper.
Swordsmen
Swordsman Swords"man, n.; pl. Swordsmen. 1. A soldier; a fighting man. 2. One skilled of a use of the sword; a professor of the science of fencing; a fencer.
Swordtail
Swordtail Sword"tail`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The limulus. (b) Any hemipterous insect of the genus Uroxiphus, found upon forest trees.
To unsheathe the sword
Unsheathe Un*sheathe", v. t. [1st pref. un- + sheath.] To deprive of a sheath; to draw from the sheath or scabbard, as a sword. To unsheathe the sword, to make war.

Meaning of Sword from wikipedia

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