curtle-axe (n.) Old form(s): curtelax , Curtleax
cutlass, cutting sword
AYL I.iii.115[Rosalind to Celia] A gallant curtle-axe upon my thigh
H5 IV.ii.19[Constable to Dauphin, of the English army] Scarce blood enough in all their sickly veins / To give each naked curtle-axe a stain
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