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Jávelin. n.s. [javeline, French.] A spear or half pike, which anciently was used either by foot or horse. It had an iron head pointed.

                Others, from the wall, defend
With dart and jav'lin, stones and sulph'rous fire;
On each hand slaughter and gigantick deeds.
Milt. Pa. Lost.

She shakes her myrtle jav'lin; and, behind,
Her Lycian quiver dances in the wind.
Dryden's Æn.

Flies the javelin swifter to its mark,
Launch'd from the vigour of a Roman arm?
Addis. Cato.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Dryden, John (788) · Milton, John (449)

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