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Assegai   Listen

The slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa.  Synonym: assagai.

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"Assegai" Quotes from Famous Books

... sight of the smoke we in the koppie will begin to shoot into the town of Wambe, and all the soldiers will run to kill us. But we will hold our own, and while we fight the impi shall charge down the mountain side and climb the schanses, and put those who defend them to the assegai, and then falling upon the town shall surprise it, and drive the soldiers of Wambe as a wind blows the dead husks of corn. This is my ...
— Maiwa's Revenge - The War of the Little Hand • H. Rider Haggard

... thoroughly realized my perilous position, for my rescuers seemed to include almost the entire village. Even the Vicar was there, armed with an assegai—no doubt a missionary trophy. It was thoughtful of them to have turned out in such numbers to rescue a mere visitor, but still one ploughman with a ladder would ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 4, 1914 • Various

... the crumpet as if it had been an assegai, and assailed himself with it so violently ...
— The Prophet of Berkeley Square • Robert Hichens

... floor of the low living-room Tant Mettie lay dead. Her body was pierced through by innumerable thrusts, which I somehow instinctively recognised as assegai wounds. By her side lay Sannie, the little prattling girl of three, my constant playmate, whom I had instructed in cat's-cradle, and taught the tales of Cinderella and Red Riding Hood. My hand grasped the lollipops in ...
— Hilda Wade - A Woman With Tenacity Of Purpose • Grant Allen

... hearts; I, the hearer of men's thoughts! I, the lord of the air and the lightning; I, the invulnerable. If you would murder, Prince, then do the deed; do it knowing that I have your secret, and that henceforth you who rule shall be my servant. Nay, you forget that I can see in the dark; lay down that assegai, or, by my spirit, prince as you are, I will blast you with a spell, and your body shall be thrown to the kites, as that of one who would murder his ...
— The Wizard • H. Rider Haggard

Words linked to "Assegai" :   spear, lance, shaft, assagai

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