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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Excal’ibur (Ex cal [ce] liber [atus]).
 
Liberated from the stone. The sword which Arthur drew out of the stone, whereby he proved himself to be the king. (See SWORD.)   1
        “No sword on earth, were it the Excalibur of King Arthur, can cut that which opposes no steady resistance to the blow.”—Sir Walter Scott.
 


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