It was an excellent weapon, better at close quarters than my claymore.
Nor less emphatic is his railing at the plaid and blaspheming at the claymore.
Still Lord claymore hoped that some chance might enable him to come up with her and bring her to action.
I thought the weather guaranteed me a season's rest, but here's the claymore again!
Madge soon reached the edge of darktown, taking a main street which led to the better section of claymore.
“Perhaps you may be able to serve her,” remarked Lord claymore.
The claymore of the Highlanders of Scotland was no other than the cledd mawr (cle'mawr) of the Welch.
It was said that three thousand clansmen were ready to draw the claymore at his call.
Young Græme sprung on his feet, and waved his claymore towards the enemy.
Then one whistled shrilly, and cried in an eager voice, "claymore!"
1749, "two-edged broadsword of ancient Scottish Highlanders," from Gaelic claidheamh mor "great sword," from claidheb "sword" (cf. Welsh cleddyf), possibly from PIE root *kel- "to strike" (see holt) + mor "great" (cf. Welsh mawr; see more). An antiquarian word made familiar again by Scott's novels; modern military application to pellet-scattering anti-personnel mine is first attested 1962.
A danger; an unpredicted peril: skipping from television to a feature-film career has its built-in Claymore
[1990s+; fr the US claymore antipersonnel mine, named in turn for a Scottish broadsword]