- espada (feminine) by fire and the sword a sangre y fuego to turn swords into ploughshares [Bible] forjar de las espadas azadones a double-edged sword un arma de doble filo or dos filos sword of Damocles espada de Damocles to cross swords with sb pelearse or reñir* con algn, habérselas* con algn to put sb to the sword [formal] pasar a algn a cuchillo the whole village was put to the sword pasaron a cuchillo a todo el pueblo they that live by the sword shall die by the sword quien a hierro mata, a hierro muere sword maker espadero (masculine)More example sentences
- She grasped the hilt of her sword and thrust it at the stones, wedged it between the planks on the door.
- Other lethal weapons such as swords, bayonets, crossbows and knives have also been surrendered.
- The light played off the steel blades of swords, daggers and the occasional axe.
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