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Historical Examples

The Turkish ataghan is stronger than the Greek pen and chisel.
Is Polite Society Polite? Julia Ward Howe

Somala, who had expended his last shot, not on himself, was laying about him vigorously with his ataghan.
Haviland’s Chum Bertram Mitford

a variant of yataghan


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