(2 syl.). A famous sword which the dwarf Elberich gave to Otwit,
King of Lombardy. It struck so fine a cut that it left no “gap.” It
shone like glass, and was adorned with gold. (See Sword and
This sword to thee I give: it is all bright of hue;
Whatever it may cleave, no gap will there ensue,
From Almari I brought it, and Rosse is its name;
Wherever swords are drawn, 'twill put them all to shame.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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