scimachy
Sciomachy Sci*om"a*chy, n. [Gr. ?, ?; ? a shadow + ? battle: cf. F. sciomachie, sciamachie.] A fighting with a shadow; a mock contest; an imaginary or futile combat. [Written also {scimachy}.] --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sciomachy — Sci*om a*chy, n. [Gr. ?, ?; ? a shadow + ? battle: cf. F. sciomachie, sciamachie.] A fighting with a shadow; a mock contest; an imaginary or futile combat. [Written also {scimachy}.] Cowley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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