The scimitar mouth pulled back in a mad crow of triumph, the face sweating with guilty pleasure.
At these words the captain of the bodyguard touched the jewelled hilt of his scimitar lying on the cushion by his side.
A scimitar between his teeth would be completely in character!
We fought, and the princess fought beside us, snatching a scimitar which I was wearing from my side.
Down came the scimitar with a swish in the direction of his head.
In the Queen of the Dwarfs and in scimitar peas the pod is almost elliptic in shape.
Dropping his scimitar, he then had a struggle for the flute.
It is somewhat like the blade of a scimitar, covering the entrance to the Sea of Marmora.
At last, he decided in favour of a Turkish robe, with a scimitar and a turban.
A tall man, well-armed with matchlock and scimitar, rode ahead on a stout nag.
1540s, cimiterie, from Middle French cimeterre (15c.) or Italian scimitarra, of uncertain origin. Turkish would be the expected source, but no such word has been found there. Perhaps from Persian shimshir (pronounced "shamsher," cf. Greek sampsera "a barbarian sword," from this source), but OED finds this "unsatisfactory as to form." Many early variations; the modern spelling is from influence of the Italian form of the word. Century Dictionary (1902) has simitar as preferred spelling.