Ideal event

Sherri Bonawitz sherri.bonawitz at
Thu Jul 13 07:59:30 PDT 1995

>> I think "fencing" is a post-1600 term.

>I think you are wrong, but I am not sure. Let's get the guy with  
the >OED to look it up for us.

>> Stefan li Rous
>> <<<<<
>> Savian
>Savian (still)

I found this definition in Webster's.  Note the date (1581).

fenc*ing n
1: the art or practice of attack and defense with the foil, e_pee,  
or saber


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