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Origin of rapier
Examples from the Web for rapier
Rapier shopped the script around, but thankfully no one wanted to pick it up.The 11 Worst Sequel Ideas to Come out of Hollywood|Chancellor Agard|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A rapier and a dagger found on the Thames foreshore show us that swordfights routinely broke out on the streets of London.
He grasped his rapier, ready to draw at a moment's notice, while the other coolly locked the door.Katerfelto|G. J. Whyte-Melville
Thou wilt tell them,thy mutineers,that rapier points and pike-points fly on end and bristle for such as thee?In Search of Mademoiselle|George Gibbs
There would have been resistance had my rapier point touched bone.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
In the same case there are leaf-shaped swords and daggers of rapier form.Chats on Old Copper and Brass|Fred. W. Burgess
What a mind she had—sharp, like a rapier, swift as the lightning-flash!Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
Word Origin for rapier
"light, sharp-pointed sword," 1550s, from Middle French rapière, from espee rapiere "long, pointed two-edged sword" (late 15c.), in which the adjective is of uncertain origin, perhaps from derisive use of raspiere "poker, scraper." Dutch, Danish rapier, German Rappier are from French.