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Saber   /sˈeɪbər/   Listen
Saber

verb
(past & past part. sabered or sabred; pres. part. sabering or sabring)
1.
Cut or injure with a saber.  Synonym: sabre.
2.
Kill with a saber.  Synonym: sabre.



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"Saber" Quotes from Famous Books



... gone. She was being ushered into the House of Mysterious Shutters by Mrs. Cowles. Carl prowled down the street, a fine, new, long stick at his side, like a saber. He rounded the block, and waited back of the Cowles carriage-shed, doing sentry-go and planning the number of parrots and pieces of eight he would bring back from San Francisco. Then his father and mother would be sorry they'd talked about him in ...
— The Trail of the Hawk - A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life • Sinclair Lewis

... but a short one, the losses in the cavalry ranks had been serious. Colonel Jones, while charging at the head of his men, had received a saber-wound, and Major Marshall ...
— With Lee in Virginia - A Story of the American Civil War • G. A. Henty

... with life. Brilliant birds flew, screaming at their approach—noisy parrots and macaws; the gaucamaya, one flush of red and gold; a king vulture, raven black save for his scarlet crest. From the safe height of a saber, monkeys showered vituperations upon them. Once an iguana, great chameleon lizard, rose under foot and dashed for the nearest water; again a python wound its slow length across the path. Vegetation was equally gorgeous, always ...
— The California Birthday Book • Various

... green with large white Arabic script (that may be translated as There is no God but God; Muhammad is the Messenger of God) above a white horizontal saber (the tip points to the hoist side); green is the traditional ...
— The 2003 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency

... melons, which are a fruit of the East, our thoughts reverted to Arabia, Persia, and Hindostan, the lands of contemplation and dwelling-places of the ruminant nations. In the experience of this noontide we could find some apology even for the instinct of the opium, betel, and tobacco chewers. Mount Saber, according to the French traveller and naturalist, Botta, is celebrated for producing the Kat-tree, of which "the soft tops of the twigs and tender leaves are eaten," says his reviewer, "and produce an agreeable ...
— A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers • Henry David Thoreau

... day she was too weary to prepare it, one of the soldiers struck off the woman's ear with his sword. An officer appeared presently, however, demanded to know who had done so dastardly a thing and instantly split the culprit's head with his saber. ...
— The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia • Frank Cousins

... making a reconnoissance, and they had been unable to discover either his condition or place of incarceration. Mason, himself, had been at home on sick leave, weak and worn with the loss of his arm and a saber cut across his head. All through the winter and spring, while calamity followed calamity with stunning rapidity, the wearing anxiety about Temple continued, made more intolerable by the contradictory reports of his fate brought ...
— Princess • Mary Greenway McClelland

... Muscovite army, I served in all the wars. Do not think, my lord, that I am going to recount to you my campaigns, to speak to you of the siege of Azof, where I received a saber cut on my head; the taking of Astrakhan under Scheremetoff, where I received a lance thrust in my loins; of the siege of Narva, where I had the honor of aiming at his majesty, Charles XII., and the good fortune to miss him; and finally, the great ...
— A Romance of the West Indies • Eugene Sue



Words linked to "Saber" :   fencing sword, brand, scimitar, fencing, kill, sword, cut, blade, false saber-toothed tiger, steel



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