A blade is that portion of a tool, weapon, or machine with an edge that is designed to cut and/or puncture, stab, slash, chop, slice, thrust, or scrape animate or inanimate surfaces or materials. A blade may be made from a flaking stone, such as flint, metal (usually steel), ceramic, or other material.
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... Being unaware of the existence of vampires, the world considers Blade (Wesley Snipes) to be a serial killer ... on this misconception and succeed in framing Blade for the killing of a familiar posing as a vampire ... With his mentor gone, Blade allows himself to be captured ...
... to cut and thrust effectively Sharpened back edge at the final section of the blade known as "yalman" was specific to kilij ... A (kılıç) consists of a blade which is usually grooved, a hilt, guard and scabbard ... Its basic form is illustrated by the sword of Sultan Mehmed II, with its slightly curved blade that thickens at the back ...
... Blades are sometimes marked or inscribed, for decorative purposes, or with the mark of either the maker or the owner ... Blade decorations are often realized in inlay in some precious metal (gold or silver) ... Early blade inscriptions are known from the Bronze Age, a Hittite sword found at Hattusa bears an inscription chiseled into the bronze, stating that the blade was deposited as an offering to the ...
... The Blade is a ram-air inflated traction kite made by Flexifoil that has large lift making it ideal for land and snow kiting ... The Blade is currently in its 5th series ...
... Blade Trinity (also known as Blade III or Blade III Trinity) is a 2004 American vampire superhero action film, written and directed by David S ... Goyer, who also wrote the screenplays to the first two Blade films ... It is the third and final film in the Blade trilogy, following on from Blade and Blade II and it is based on the Marvel Comics character Blade, played by Wesley Snipes ...
More definitions of "blade":
- (noun): Something long and thin resembling a blade of grass.
Example: "A blade of lint on his suit"
- (noun): Flat surface that rotates and pushes against air or water.
- (noun): The part of the skate that slides on the ice.
- (noun): The flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge.
- (noun): A cut of beef from the shoulder blade.
- (noun): Especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole.
Synonyms: leaf blade
- (noun): A broad flat body part (as of the shoulder or tongue).
Famous quotes containing the word blade:
“When he painted a road, the roadmakers were there in his imagination. When he painted the turned earth of a ploughed field, the gesture of the blade turning the earth was included in his own act. Wherever he looked he saw the labour of existence; and this labour, recognized as such, was what constituted reality for him.”
—John Berger (b. 1926)
“During a walk or in a book or in the middle of an embrace, suddenly I awake to a stark amazement at everything. The bare fact of existence paralyzes me... To be alive is so incredible that all I can do is to lie still and merely breathelike an infant on its back in a cot. It is impossible to be interested in anything in particular while overhead the sun shines or underneath my feet grows a single blade of grass.”
—W.N.P. Barbellion (18891919)
“The symbol of perpetual youth, the grass-blade, like a long green ribbon, streams from the sod into the summer, checked indeed by the frost, but anon pushing on again, lifting its spear of last years hay with the fresh life below. It grows as steadily as the rill oozes out of the ground.... So our human life but dies down to its root, and still puts forth its green blade to eternity.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)