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rapier vs. sabre

[ rey-pee-er ]
  1. a small sword, especially of the 18th century, having a narrow blade and used for thrusting.
  2. a longer, heavier sword, especially of the 16th and 17th centuries, having a double-edged blade and used for slashing and thrusting.
[ sey-ber ]
noun, verb (used with object),
  1. saber.

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