The flanged ends of the maces of this period were often beautifully pierced and decorated.
Woe betide them, for all their gold collars and maces, had they kept her out!
The rector and his beadles, the latter carrying before him their maces of gold and silver.
The Chancellor of France bore two maces in saltire behind his shield.
The Indians of that island were armed with bows and slings, and with maces and axes of silver and copper.
They made havoc with their swords, pikes and maces among the English ranks.
The statues were armed with clubs, maces, copper axes, and pikes ornamented with copper at both ends.
Lances were fiercely thrust, maces and swords rang heavily upon helm and shield; but soon the French column fell into confusion.
O lord, all thy foremost Rakshasas fighting with maces and clubs and swords and lances and barbed darts, have been slain.
Have any of your correspondents ever met with, in similar representations, the instruments I have described as maces in shields 2.
"heavy metal weapon, often with a spiked head," late 13c., from Old French mace "a club, scepter" (Modern French masse), from Vulgar Latin *mattea (cf. Italian mazza, Spanish maza "mace"), from Latin mateola (in Late Latin also matteola) "a kind of mallet." The Latin word perhaps is cognate with Sanskrit matyam "harrow, club," Old Church Slavonic motyka "mattock," Old High German medela "plow" [Klein]. As a symbol of authority or office from mid-15c.
"spice made from dry outer husk of nutmeg," late 14c., from Old French macis (in English taken as a plural and stripped of its -s), of uncertain origin, sometimes said to be a scribal error for Latin macir, the name of a red spicy bark from India, but OED finds this etymology unlikely.
chemical spray originally used in riot control, 1966, technically Chemical Mace, a proprietary name (General Ordnance Equipment Corp, Pittsburgh, Pa.), probably so called for its use as a weapon, in reference to mace (1). The verb is first attested 1968. Related: Maced; macing.
Mace or MACE (mās)
An alternate trademark used for Chemical Mace, an aerosol used to immobilize an attacker temporarily.