Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of poniard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as poniard.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • You have to wonder just how many of those books were acquired a poignard.

    Excerpt from Codex Infinitum

  • If mirth is the mail of anguish, then bravado is the crest, defiance lance, irony poignard.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » American Universities and the Nazis:

  • – "I invoke the shade of the virtuous Brutus, [fixing his eyes upon the bust.] – Like him, I have a poignard to rid my country of the tyrant, if the Convention do not deliver him to the sword of justice."

    Newspapers

  • I invoke the shade of the virtuous Brutus, [fixing his eyes upon the bust.] – Like him, I have a poignard to rid my country of the tyrant, if the Convention do not deliver him to the sword of justice.

    Moniteur/Morning Chronicle

  • Cromwell, et je me suis armé d'un poignard pour lui percer le sein si la

    Moniteur/Morning Chronicle

  • So give me two pair of gold ankle-rings, a brace of gold bracelets, and pearl ear-drops, with a girdle, a poignard and a seal-ring.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Chatres Street, in which one of our most respectable citizens received a dangerous wound, from a poignard, in the abdomen.

    American Notes for General Circulation

  • Serieux ca fait marrer en y repensant mais moi j'ai flippé l'coup des poignard ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • * Les assassins au poignard, a califourchon au dessus de moi, indetronable assassin au trait plus que concret d'un realisme terrifiant en phase de reveil mais cette fois en fatigue insupportable. ce que j'appelle une phase d'epuisement ... cette phase sous laquelle je passe toutes mes journees quand je suis sous traitement. cette phase que je vis donc 24/24 maintenant.

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • With these sentiments she hovered about the skirts of the army, and the troops were no sooner employed in the pursuit, than she began to traverse the field of battle with a poignard and a bag, in order to consult her own interest, annoy the foe, and exercise her humanity at the same time.

    The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

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  • "Beyond the standard Christian iconography, crucifixion and pietà, is a stumpy-legged man in a cowl, brandishing a chisel or poignard."
    London Orbital by Iain Sinclair, p 231 of the Penguin paperback edition

    February 2, 2012