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Cornelius Tacitus, The Annals (ed. Alfred John Church, William Jackson Brodribb) 2 0 Browse Search
T. Maccius Plautus, Aulularia, or The Concealed Treasure (ed. Henry Thomas Riley) 2 0 Browse Search
Knight's Mechanical Encyclopedia (ed. Knight) 2 0 Browse Search
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
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of war, consisting of a blade on the end of a long shaft. It still survives among savage nations, and under the name of lance is used by cavalry among those comparatively civilized. The spear of antiquity was sometimes provided with the amentum or thong for throwing. Herodotus distinguishes the nationality of some of the nations in the army of Xerxes by describing the peculiar ornaments on the ends of their spear-shafts. For a dissertation on the spears of the ancients, see article Hasta, in Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, The spear was the principal weapon of the Macedonian phalanx. The lance was introduced from Tartary into Poland, and thence found its way into the army of Frederick the Great, and into the Austrian service, where its name (ulan, from Turkish oglan, a youth) indicates its derivation. See lance 2. A fish-gig. 3. The long transverse pieces fixed transversely to the beam or body of a cheval de rise are called spears. 4. (Mining