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Glaymore

or Claymore (2 syl.). The Scottish great sword. It used to be a large two-handed sword, but was subsequently applied to the broadsword with the basket-hilt. (Gaelic, claidhamh, a sword; more, great.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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