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falchion


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Falchion  \Fal"chion\,  n.  [OE.  fauchon,  OF  fauchon,  LL 
  f["a]lcio,  fr  L.  falx,  falcis,  a  sickle,  cf  Gr  ??????  a 
  ship's  rib,  ??????  bandy-legged;  perh,  akin  to  E.  falcon;  cf 
  It  falcione  Cf  {Defalcation}.] 
  1.  A  broad-bladed  sword,  slightly  curved,  shorter  and  lighter 
  than  the  ordinary  sword;  --  used  in  the  Middle  Ages. 
 
  2.  A  name  given  generally  and  poetically  to  a  sword, 
  especially  to  the  swords  of  Oriental  and  fabled  warriors. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  falchion 
  n  :  a  short  broad  slightly  convex  medieval  sword  with  a  sharp 
  point 




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