With these words she plucked out the sword, and tendered him the glaive that she had guarded for so long a season.
Then Perceval went with the witches to their Castle of glaive.
One after one to the glaive,—another and another and another!
The eloquent champion of faith wields the glaive as stoutly for fables as for eternal verities.
The glaive of Justice should descend where erstwhile it had corruptly been stayed.
Suddenly the Goshawk's glaive flashed in air, and chopped sheer down on Werner's head.
He sprang forward nimbly, as best he might, so that the glaive smote the air.
His lance was split and straightway he set hand upon the glaive, What though afoot, no whit the less he dealt the buffets brave.
To have to strike with the glaive of Justice them whom they most esteem, is the greatest affliction known to kings.
He cut straight through the helmet, all else in twain he crave, And slashing to the girdle of the King came down the glaive.
late 13c., used in Middle English of various weapons, from Old French glaive "lance, spear, sword," also figuratively used for "violent death" (12c.), from Latin gladius "sword" (see gladiator); influenced by clava "knotty branch, cudgel, club," related to clavus "nail."