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- ‘Looking a question at Erin, she drew her glaive from its scabbard and handed it to the weaponsmaster.’
- ‘‘Please don't use your glaive or any other weapon and ruin your gown,’ Marrim said seriously.’
- ‘She withdrew her glaive, clenching it tightly.’
- ‘He and his troops were well-equipped with glaives, maces, battle axes, and long bows.’
- ‘Their traditional weapon was the naginata, a form of glaive, but they were also proficient in archery and swordsmanship.’
Middle English (denoting a lance or halberd): from Old French, apparently from Latin gladius sword.
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