A Dictionary of the English Language
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Backsword

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Ba'cksword. n.s. [from back and sword.] A sword with one sharp edge.

Bull dreaded not old Lewis at backsword. Arbuth. J. Bull.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Backsword." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: January 25, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9510.


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