His cloak was embroidered with frost, and he carried a huge icicle as his sceptre.
In one hand Zeus held the sceptre, and in the other a winged Victory.
He next surveyed the picture of the young lady,—a maiden robed in jewelled attire with pearl necklace, diadem, and sceptre.
The sceptre must pass into other hands even more feeble than his.
Perhaps the Earl 'bears no brother near the throne,'—if so, I will make his sceptre totter in his hands.
But now the sceptre seemed torn from his hand—he was a king no more.
For some men are born to the mill, and others to the mitre, and still others to the sceptre; but Mr. Daaken was born to the birch.
Gain the sceptre of Solomon, and I will agree to be your subject.
Nor does the Professor admit that subsequent events have restored that sceptre.
The legend said that none should free our people but he who bore the sceptre of great Solomon.
c.1300, ceptre, from Old French sceptre (12c.), from Latin sceptrum "royal staff," from Greek skeptron "staff to lean on; royal scepter;" in transferred use, "royalty," from root of skeptein "to prop or stay, lean on." Apparently a cognate with Old English sceaft (see shaft (n.1)). The verb meaning "to furnish with a scepter" is from 1520s.
Designing and analysing circuits.
["SCEPTRE: A Computer Program for Circuit and Systems Analysis", J.C. Bowers et al, P-H 1971].
(Heb. shebet = Gr. skeptron), properly a staff or rod. As a symbol of authority, the use of the sceptre originated in the idea that the ruler was as a shepherd of his people (Gen. 49:10; Num. 24:17; Ps. 45:6; Isa. 14:5). There is no example on record of a sceptre having ever been actually handled by a Jewish king.