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Henry IV Part 22H4 III.ii.63backsword man. How doth the good knight? May I askBack-Sword-man. How doth the good Knight? may I aske,

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backsworda basket-hilted sword with a single-edged blade and a thin back; later, a sword-like stick with a basketwork hilt, used in fencing practice

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