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[Zucken (Czucken; "Pulling" or "Withdrawing") is one of the twelve to seventeen Haupstucke ("chief devices") mentioned in Johannes Liechtenauer's Record of unarmored longsword fencing.]

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  1. should be "dreffen"
  2. This section is followed by one titled "Von durchlauffen ab seczen", which repeat the verse on Absetzen.
  3. Zucken has the connotation of yanking something hard or quickly, like yanking or snatching; there is an essence of agitation in the yank.
  4. "On the sword" omitted from the Dresden.
  5. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named clause-d
  6. Beginning of sentence in Glasgow reads "and work swiftly with the doubling.
  7. D. "(and with other plays)".