(Sa"ber, Sa"bre), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sabered or Sabred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sabering or Sabring
] [Cf. F. sabrer.] To strike, cut, or kill with a saber; to cut down, as with a saber.
You send troops to saber and bayonet us into submission.Burke.
(Sa"ber*bill`, Sa"bre*bill`), n. (Zoöl.) The curlew.
(Sa"bi*an) a. [L. Sabaeus.] [Written also Sabean, and Sabæan.]
1. Of or pertaining to Saba in Arabia, celebrated for producing aromatic plants.
2. Relating to the religion of Saba, or to the worship of the heavenly bodies.
(Sa"bi*an), n. An adherent of the Sabian religion; a worshiper of the heavenly bodies. [Written
also Sabæan, and Sabean.]
(Sa"bi*an*ism) n. The doctrine of the Sabians; the Sabian religion; that species of idolatry
which consists in worshiping the sun, moon, and stars; heliolatry. [Written also Sabæanism.]
(||Sab"i*cu) n. The very hard wood of a leguminous West Indian tree valued for shipbuilding.
(Sa"bine) a. [L. Sabinus.] Of or pertaining to the ancient Sabines, a people of Italy. n.
One of the Sabine people.
(Sab"ine) n. [F., fr. L. Sabina herba, fr. Sabini the Sabines. Cf. Savin.] (Bot.) See Savin.
(Sa"ble) n. [OF. sable, F. zibeline sable LL. sabellum; cf. D. sabel, Dan. sabel, zobel, Sw.
sabel, sobel, G. zobel; all fr. Russ. sóbole.]
1. (Zoöl.) A carnivorous animal of the Weasel family (Mustela zibellina) native of the northern latitudes
of Europe, Asia, and America, noted for its fine, soft, and valuable fur.
The sable resembles the marten, but has a longer head and ears. Its fur consists of a soft under wool,
with a dense coat of hair, overtopped by another still longer. It varies greatly in color and quality according
to the locality and the season of the year. The darkest and most valuable furs are taken in autumn and
winter in the colder parts of Siberia, Russia, and British North America.