His cloak was embroidered with frost, and he carried a huge icicle as his sceptre.
He could not be false unto himself, and the sceptre was turned aside.
He next surveyed the picture of the young lady,—a maiden robed in jewelled attire with pearl necklace, diadem, and sceptre.
He holds his sceptre in his right hand, the scroll in his left.
Perhaps the Earl 'bears no brother near the throne,'—if so, I will make his sceptre totter in his hands.
There is a kingdom to be invoked by prayer, with its throne and its crown and its sceptre.
For some men are born to the mill, and others to the mitre, and still others to the sceptre; but Mr. Daaken was born to the birch.
But Pharaoh waved his sceptre, and they were still, only Abi cried in a great voice.
Nor does the Professor admit that subsequent events have restored that sceptre.
They had made a harpooneer of him, and that barbed iron was in lieu of a sceptre now.
c.1300, ceptre, from Old French sceptre (12c.), from Latin sceptrum "royal staff," from Greek skeptron "staff to lean on; royal scepter;" in transferred use, "royalty," from root of skeptein "to prop or stay, lean on." Apparently a cognate with Old English sceaft (see shaft (n.1)). The verb meaning "to furnish with a scepter" is from 1520s.