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Fiddlestick

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In the Great German epic called The Nibelungen-Lied, this word is used six or eight times for a broadsword.

“His fiddlestick he grasped, ‘twas massy, broad, and long,

As sharp as any razor.”


Stanza 1,841.


“My fiddlestick’s no feather; on whom I let it fall,

If he has friends that love him, ‘twill set them weeping all.”


Stanza 1,880.


“His fiddlestick, sharp-cutting, can hardest steel divide,

And at a stroke can shiver the morion’s beamy pride.”


Stanza, 2,078.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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