In the second act there was scenery representing tombstones, there was a round hole in the canvas to represent the moon, shades were raised over the footlights, and from horns and contrabass came deep notes while many people appeared from right and left wearing black cloaks and holding things like daggers
in their hands.
Within Mr Riderhood's knowledge all daggers
were as one.
She can't either pawn or sell Count Luigi's costly Indian dagger
Every line, every word was--in the hackneyed metaphor which their dear writer, were she here, would forbid--a dagger
to my heart.
I should have no qualms about tightening the rope round the neck of some human monster, or sticking a neat dagger
or bullet into a dangerous, treacherous foe, but to kill a dream is a sickening business.
If the Sultan was to order me to plunge a dagger
in your heart, I should have to obey.
But they had not gone many steps when the wicked Fairy hurried after them, a drawn dagger
in her hand, and was close upon them, when suddenly, instead of the Prince and her daughter, she found herself in front of a great stone church, whose entrance was carefully guarded by a huge monk.
dear Leonela, would it not be better, before I do what I am unwilling you should know lest you should seek to prevent it, that you should take Anselmo's dagger
that I have asked of you and with it pierce this vile heart of mine?
And though he smiled pleasantly I saw in his thoughts the wish that he had never admitted me, and then a picture of him standing over me in the night, and the swift thrust of a long dagger
and the half formed words, "I am sorry, but it is for the best good of Barsoom.
Do not mountaineers attack the bear with a dagger
in their hand, and is not steel surer than lead?
Grimaud, wishing to relieve him, advanced his hand toward the hilt of the dagger
They approached the unconscious David, and, while one pointed the dagger
towards his heart, the other began to search the bundle beneath his head.
her husband savagely interrupted, as he tossed the dagger
into the cupboard.
There was a sharp cry--and the dagger
dropped gleaming upon the sable carpet, upon which, instantly afterwards, fell prostrate in death the Prince Prospero.
Turjun, the panthan, crept close to the companionway, his sinuous fingers closing tightly upon the hilt of his dagger