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Synonyms for dagger

at daggers drawn

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look daggers at someone

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Synonyms for dagger

a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing

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References in classic literature ?
They'll get their dagger back, and then I'll explain to you how the thing was done.
I am just going to call him, senora," said Leonela; "but you must first give me that dagger, lest while I am gone you should by means of it give cause to all who love you to weep all their lives.
Presently the old man passed close by me, and as he entered the dimly lighted chamber which I had been about to pass through I saw that he held a long thin dagger in his hand and that he was sharpening it upon a stone.
The shells were a little open; the Captain came near and put his dagger between to prevent them from closing; then with his hand he raised the membrane with its fringed edges, which formed a cloak for the creature.
said the executioner; "if this dagger is withdrawn I shall die.
The man with the dagger thrust back the weapon into his bosom, and drew forth a pocket pistol, but not of that kind which kills by a single discharge.
If you play with daggers, you must expect no mercy.
He had picked up a trifle, he said, which was rather a curiosity, it was an ancient Greek dagger of the Mycenaean Epoch, and might well have been worn in the time of Theseus and Hippolyta.
Nor shall you know at what minute the hand will reach out through the darkness and the silence with the keen dagger that shall rob you of your last chance to win again the warmth and the freedom and joyousness of the outer world.
Suddenly a raised dagger gleamed in the upflung hand of the black.
When they had finished their song the girl in white went up to the prompter's box and a man with tight silk trousers over his stout legs, and holding a plume and a dagger, went up to her and began singing, waving his arms about.
Turjun, the panthan, crept close to the companionway, his sinuous fingers closing tightly upon the hilt of his dagger.
Was that boy asleep, or did he stand waiting at the foot of Slightly's tree, with his dagger in his hand?
She saw the hand of the creature's rykor creeping stealthily toward the hilt of its dagger.
In the girdle was a long dagger of beautiful workmanship.