[Ads-l] Hilt-free sword

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri Nov 20 00:07:31 UTC 2015

The Oxford Dictionary site says a sword is: a weapon with a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard, used for thrusting or striking….

In the news today is a story of a neighborly fight involving a Klingon sword, which has handholds but no hilt:

http://q13fox.com/2015/11/17/spokane-neighbor-gets-out-klingon-sword-after-trash-dispute/ <http://q13fox.com/2015/11/17/spokane-neighbor-gets-out-klingon-sword-after-trash-dispute/>

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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