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Wieʹland (2 syl.)

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The famous smith of Scandinavian fable. He and Amilias had a contest of skill in their handicraft. Wieland’s sword cleft his rival down to the thighs; but so sharp was the sword, that Amilias was not aware of the cut till he attempted to stir, when he divided into two pieces. This sword was named Balmung.

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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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