- (context, weapon) A stabbing weapon, similar to a sword but with a short, double-edged blade.
Etymology: From dague.
- (RQ:Shakespeare Wives), Act I, Scene I, line 282.
- : I bruised my shin th" other day with playing at sword and with a master of fence; ...
- 1786, w:Francis Grose, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 34.
- : The , under the title cultellum and misericorde, has been the constant companion of the sword, at least from the days of Edward I. and is mentioned in the statute of Winchester.
- A text character (") that is used for footnotes, to signify death, and to express the mathematical application of Hermitian conjugacy.
- (rfd-sense) (figurative) Anything that causes pain like a dagger.
- (RQ:Shakespeare Merchant), Act III, Scene II, line 108.
- : TUBAL: Your daughter spent in Genoa, as I heard, one night, fourscore ducats.
- : SHYLOCK: Thou stick"st a in me: I shall never see my gold again: fourscore ducats at a sitting! Fourscore ducats!
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