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  • n  the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully

  • Fistfights, swordplay, falls from great heights, insults leading to injury and (my favorite) "squishings" increasingly dominate many of the movies we let our kids watch, leading to .
  • The Star Wars prequels satisfied his Errol Flynn swordplay fantasies.
  • There's swordplay and a supporting cast of warriors in the CGI thousands, but the most thrilling spectacle is the clash of ids and egos.

  • the GZA in Santa Rosa Press Democrat
    There was this movie called 'Liquid Sword' or 'Legend of the Liquid Sword,' . . . and I said I'd like to use that as a title because we're always talking about swordplay and the tongue being lyrically sharp,says rapper GZA.
  • Nick Evangelista in Boston Globe (registration)
    Fencing historian Nick Evangelista calls the climactic final duel between Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone, as the evil Captain Esteban Pasquale, the "finest example of movie swordplay" ever filmed.

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