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 for scimiter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Scimiter \Scim"i*ter\, Scimitar \Scim"i*tar\, n. [F. cimeterre,
     cf. It. scimitarra, Sp. cimitarra; fr. Biscayan cimetarra
     with a sharp edge; or corrupted from Per. shimsh[imac]r.]
     1. A saber with a much curved blade having the edge on the
        convex side, -- in use among Mohammedans, esp., the Arabs
        and persians. [Written also cimeter, and scymetar.]
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A long-handled billhook. See Billhook.
        [1913 Webster]
     Scimiter pods (Bot.), the immense curved woody pods of a
        leguminous woody climbing plant ({Entada scandens)
        growing in tropical India and America. They contain hard
        round flattish seeds two inches in diameter, which are
        made into boxes.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Billhook \Bill"hook`\, n. [Bill + hook.]
     A thick, heavy knife with a hooked point, used in pruning
     hedges, etc. When it has a short handle, it is sometimes
     called a hand bill; when the handle is long, a hedge bill
     or scimiter.
     [1913 Webster]

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