Synonyms for assegai or Related words with assegai

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Examples of "assegai"
Visitors to the monument enter through a black wrought iron gate with an "assegai" (spear) motif.
depicted a Matabele war shield, crossed by a Matabele stabbing spear or 'assegai' and a Shona
The most common kind of spear used in Africa is the assegai, which is usually thrown.
The Rhodesian Air Force changed to a type D roundel with a single assegai and a type D fin flash.
Assegai is Wilbur Smith's thirty-second novel, it follows "The Triumph of the Sun" in which the author brought the Courtney and Ballantyne series together. "Assegai" tells the story of Leon Courtney (son the Ryder Courtney) and is set in 1906 in Kenya. The events in the story are linked to and precede the outbreak of World War One.
Robert Jones himself suffered four Assegai spear wounds, was struck by a bullet and had minor burns.
The use of various types of the assegai was widespread all over Africa and it was the most common weapon used before the introduction of firearms. The Zulu and other Nguni tribes of South Africa were renowned for their use of the assegai.
Kermit Roosevelt appears as a minor character in the Wilbur Smith novel Assegai on safari in East Africa with his father.
The school crest is a red shield with a crossed carbine and assegai (a traditional Zulu weapon), over the Latin scroll bearing "" (For Hearth and Home).
'Assegai' continues the Courtney series but still includes Penrod Ballantyne as a crucial character, not just to the plot but also to the main character - Leon Courtney. Though Penrod's role is not very large, his character has developed since the previous novel. In 'The Triumph of the Sun' he was a womanising but competent military officer and spy, in 'Assegai' he is a portly general in the king's army in British East Africa and a manipulative spymaster who exercises control over his agents.
On the next day's racing, in the race for yachts with a waterline length of , she was defeated by "Galatea". As "Assegai", which was also entered in this race, did not reach Melbourne from Sydney in time to compete because of heavy weather, a prize was offered by Sir W. Clark for a race for similar yachts; "Galatea" won again, with "Akarana" fourth behind "Assegai" and "Madge" in deteriorating conditions.
As he conquered a tribe, he enrolled its remnants in his army, so that they might in their turn help to conquer others. He armed his regiments with the short stabbing assegai, instead
Shaka is often said to have been dissatisfied with the long throwing "assegai," and is credited with introducing a new variant of the weapon: the "iklwa," a short stabbing spear with a long, broad, and indeed sword-like, spearhead.
Skippered by Dick Hellings, "Akarana" won the principle event of the day, an open race for the first prize of ₤20 and three cases of Moet and Chandon champagne, beating Sydney yachts "Assegai", "Iolanthe" and "Sirocco".
Johanna Cornelia van der Merwe (7 March 1825 – 15 January 1888) was a Voortrekker heroine who survived the Weenen massacre, an impi attack on her trekking party on 17 February 1838, despite suffering more than twenty assegai wounds.
The genus name is derived from "assegai", an African spear with a wide tip, and refers to the peculiar structure of the uncus. The species is named in honour of H. K. Clench.
By about nine o'clock in the morning, once all eight of the remaining Ndwandwe regiments (about 8,000) were arrayed at the bottom of Gqokli Hill, Nomahlanjana gave the signal for the attack. In the first charge up the slopes, it quickly became apparent that the Ndwandwe superiority in numbers would actually be a hindrance, for the converging formations began to crowd into each other, making it difficult to throw their spears effectively. And when Shaka ordered a counter-attack, his men, who had no throwing spears (assegai) but were armed with the new, shorter, stabbing assegai(amaKlwa), charged downhill and routed the packed mob of Ndwandwes.
The Prince was speared in the thigh but pulled the assegai from his wound. As he turned and fired on his pursuers, another assegai, thrown by a Zulu named Zabanga, struck his left shoulder. The Prince tried to fight on, using the assegai he had pulled from his leg, but, weakened by his wounds, he sank to the ground and was overwhelmed. When recovered, his body had eighteen assegai wounds; one stabbing had burst his right eye and penetrated his brain. Two of his escort were killed and another was missing. Lt. Carey and the four men remaining came together about fifty yards from where the Prince made his final stand — but did not fire at the Zulus. Carey led his men back to camp, where he was greeted warmly for the last time in his career: after a court of inquiry, a court martial, intervention by the Empress Eugénie and Queen Victoria, he was to return to his regiment a pariah, shunned by his fellow officers for not standing and fighting. Carey endured several years of social and regimental opprobrium before his death in Bombay, India, on 22 February 1883.
The Zulu warriors used a long version of the assegai javelin as their primary weapon. The Zulu legendary leader Shaka initiated military reforms in which a short stabbing spear, with a long, swordlike spearhead named iklwa had become the Zulu warrior's main weapon and was used as a mêlée weapon. The assegai was not discarded, but was used for an initial missile assault. With the larger shields, introduced by Shaka to the Zulu army, the short spears used as stabbing swords and the opening phase of javelin attack the Zulu regiments were quite similar to the Roman legion with its Scutum, Gladius and Pilum tactical combination.
"Blue Horizon" (2003) was a historical Courtney tale and "The Triumph of the Sun" (2005) had the Courtneys meet the Ballantynes. "The Quest" (2007) was in Ancient Egypt then "Assegai" (2009) had the Courtneys. "Those in Peril" (2011) was contemporary, as was "Vicious Circle" (2013). "Desert God" (2014) brought Smith back to Ancient Egypt.