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blade

1. A knife. I shuddered at the sight of blood on his blade.
2. A charming, worldly, and sophisticated man. I always welcome the company of blades, and these two gents are just back from a year in Europe!

brother of the blade

obsolete Someone who is adept at using a sword, often specifically a soldier. With your meager skills, you would never survive against a real brother of the blade.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

blade

1. n. a knife. Bring your blade over here and cut this loose.
2. n. a young man, witty and worldly. A couple of blades from the international jet set ordered vintage wine for everyone.
3. n. a homosexual man. (From gay blade.) Some blade came over and offered to buy me a drink.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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It is a blade that--a blade that--in short, I will fetch it you this instant, and you shall see it and handle it.
The wonderful turmoil went on--presently a bright spark sprung from a blade, and that blade broken in several pieces, sent one of its fragments flying to the ceiling.
An' this littlish blade's broke, you see, but I wouldn't hev a new un put in, 'cause they might be cheatin' me an' givin' me another knife instid, for there isn't such a blade i' the country,--it's got used to my hand, like.