the slender javelin or spear of the bantu-speaking people of southern africa.
a southern african tree, curtisia dentata, of the dogwood family, from whose wood such spears are made.
to pierce with an -ssegai.
these presently formed into one dense brown m-ss, with their -ssegai blades glinting sharply in the rays of the morning sun.
the matabele campaign r. s. s. baden-powell
suddenly, without a sound, bombyane shook his -ssegai and rushed straight at me.
allan’s wife h. rider haggard
even the vicar was there, armed with an -ssegai—no doubt a missionary trophy.
punch, or the london charivari, vol. 147, november 4, 1914 various
then one of them lifted his -ssegai and drove it through his breast.
the red true story book various
and, poising his -ssegai, he sprang forward to the old mosutu witch-doctor.
the king’s -ssegai bertram mitford
umgolo sprang forward and plunged his -ssegai into its breast.
hendricks the hunter w.h.g. kingston
the dark, brawny arm of the sorceress was upraised, her muscular fingers gripped the -ssegai haft a few inches from the blade.
‘tween snow and fire bertram mitford
ronald lifted her down, and then pulled the -ssegai from the horse’s back.
the curse of carne’s hold g. a. henty
the servant i saw them -ssegai, so at least he died at once.
marie h. rider haggard
an -ssegai or two would have answered all purposes there on the spot.
harley greenoak’s charge bertram mitford
noun (pl) -gais
a southern african cornaceous tree, curtisia f-ginea, the wood of which is used for making spears
a sharp light spear, esp one made of this wood
a group of persons or things gathered or collected; an -ssembly; collection; aggregate. the act of -ssembling; state of being -ssembled. fine arts. a sculptural technique of organizing or composing into a unified whole a group of unrelated and often fragmentary or discarded objects. a work of art produced by this technique. compare , , […]
an artist who produces works of art using the techniques of .
noting an artificial gem formed of two or more parts, as a doublet or triplet, at least one of which is a true gemstone. to bring together or gather into one place, company, body, or whole. to put or fit together; put together the parts of: to -ssemble information for a report; to -ssemble a […]
to bring together or gather into one place, company, body, or whole. to put or fit together; put together the parts of: to -ssemble information for a report; to -ssemble a toy from a kit. computers. (def 4). to come together; gather; meet: we -ssembled in the auditorium. a jump in which the dancer throws […]
an -ssembling or coming together of a number of persons, usually for a particular purpose: the princ-p-l will speak to all the students at friday’s -ssembly. a group of persons gathered together, usually for a particular purpose, whether religious, political, educational, or social. (often initial capital letter) government. a legislative body, especially the lower house […]