Definition of Sperthe

1. a long battle-axe [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sperthe

speromagnetic
speronara
sperre
sperred
sperres
sperring
sperrylite
sperrylites
sperse
spersed
sperses
spersing
sperst
sperthe (current term)
sperthes
spertiniite
spesh
speshul
spessartine
spessartines
spessartite
spessartites
spet
spetch
spetchel
spetchell
spetchells
spetchels

Literary usage of Sperthe

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1. Warrington in M.CCCC.LXV.: As Described in a Contemporary Rent Roll of the by William Beamont, Peter Legh (1849)
"Also he holds the before described sperthe called Gale sperthe, lying in breadth between land of the said Peter in the tenure of the said Gilbert Madur on ..."

2. The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Thomas Humphry Ward, Matthew Arnold (1907)
"... and his helmet was laced, And his vaunt-brace of proof he wore ; At his saddle-gerthe was a good steel sperthe, Full ten pound weight and more. ..."

3. A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch: With an Introductory Chapter Onthe Poetry by Charles Mackay (1888)
"sperthe, a spear, a javelin, or, more properly, a battle-axe; a word that might well ... His helmet was laced, At his saddle girth was a good steel sperthe, ..."

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