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Synonyms for spear

Synonyms for spear

a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish

pierce with a spear

thrust up like a spear

References in classic literature ?
And he sent the little spear whirling round and round in the air.
They threw their spears as he bade them, but Minerva made them all of no effect.
These all bit the dust, and as the others drew back into a corner Ulysses and his men rushed forward and regained their spears by drawing them from the bodies of the dead.
166} The suitors were in an uproar when they saw that a man had been hit; they sprang in dismay one and all of them from their seats and looked everywhere towards the walls, but there was neither shield nor spear, and they rebuked Ulysses very angrily.
Valiantly she held her spear before her, pointing it at his breast.
Searching quickly about the interior, she presently discovered a spear, and, armed with this, she again approached the entrance.
Presently Numabo would draw first blood with his sharp spear which would be the signal for the beginning of the torture after a little of which the fagots would be lighted around the feet of the victims.
On his comely head he set his helmet, well-wrought, with a crest of horse-hair that nodded menacingly above it, and he grasped a redoubtable spear that suited his hands.
He poised his spear as he spoke, and hurled it at the shield of Alexandrus.
This he flung to his comrades among the Achaeans, and was again springing upon Alexandrus to run him through with a spear, but Venus snatched him up in a moment (as a god can do), hid him under a cloud of darkness, and conveyed him to his own bedchamber.
He knew he could not escape recognition, his face was too well known, but, he trusted, for the sake of Spear, the reporters would make no display of his visit.
Thorndike is interested in Henry Spear, coming up for sentence in Part Three this morning.
The clock on the wall showed him that, already, he had given to young Spear one hour and a quarter.
I made a frantic effort to reach Ja's hand, the sithic gave a tremendous tug that came near to jerking Ja from his frail hold on the surface of the rock, the spear slipped from his fingers, and still clinging to it I plunged feet foremost toward my executioner.
At the instant that he felt the spear come away from Ja's hand the creature must have opened his huge jaws to catch me, for when I came down, still clinging to the butt end of the weapon, the point yet rested in his mouth and the result was that the sharpened end transfixed his lower jaw.