The weapon he held straight up in front of him with blade
erect, so that he might either bring it down with a swinging blow, or by a turn of the heavy blade
he might guard his own head and body.
"But unseen voices may emanate from unseen and unseeable creatures who wield invisible blades
," answered the green warrior.
"As you will," said Vas Kor, feeling the point of his blade
with his left thumb.
The latter dodged the first charge, drew a wicked-looking curved blade
from beneath its red robe, spread its wings and dived for its antagonist.
For a trader to refuse one of these free and flourishing blades
a credit, whatever unpaid scores might stare him in the face, would be a flagrant affront scarcely to be forgiven.
At a signal from the Captain, its screw was shipped, and its blades
raised vertically; the Nautilus shot into the air like a balloon, rising with stunning rapidity, and cutting the mass of waters with a sonorous agitation.
He bowed his head behind his master, and without stirring held hilt up over his right shoulder a long blade
in a silver scabbard.
It is not indeed silver-hilted, which, as you say, doth not become a soldier; but the handle is decent enough, and the blade
one of the best in Europe.
They all seemed to tell; the swords always bent over the opponents' heads, from the forehead back over the crown, and seemed to touch, all the way; but it was not so--a protecting blade
, invisible to me, was always interposed between.
Among other things he found a sharp hunting knife, on the keen blade
of which he immediately proceeded to cut his finger.
Still more delightful were the moments when they reached the stream where the rows ended, and the old man rubbed his scythe with the wet, thick grass, rinsed its blade
in the fresh water of the stream, ladled out a little in a tin dipper, and offered Levin a drink.
The rough-handled pocket-knife was taken out in the same moment, and the largest blade
opened by way of irresistible demonstration.