saber has been increasingly vocal in his opposition to both since they came to power.
If nothing else, Silvio Berlusconi knows how to rattle a saber.
saber, however, is an outspoken atheist, according to his lawyer and friends.
It also may explain why there was no saber rattling on Syria on Sunday.
saber played an active role in the revolution—“We never left Tahrir Square,” his mother says.
In making arm signals the saber, rifle, or headdress may be held in the hand.
I am wounded with a saber, in the head; and am sheltered in a loft.
With his back against it, a pistol in one hand and a saber in the other, stood Captain von Mitter, his face cold and resolute.
He smartly swung his saber to his shoulder, ordering, "Come on!"
Meanwhile Beauvais walked slowly toward his quarters, with his saber caught up under his arm.
type of single-edged sword, 1670s, from French sabre "heavy, curved sword" (17c.), alteration of sable (1630s), from German Sabel, Säbel, probably ultimately from Hungarian szablya "saber," literally "tool to cut with," from szabni "to cut."
The Balto-Slavic words (cf. Russian sablya, Polish szabla "sword, saber," Lithuanian shoble) perhaps also are from German. Italian sciabla seems to be directly from Hungarian. Saber-rattling "militarism" is attested from 1922. Saber-toothed cat (originally tiger) is attested from 1849.