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  • adj. Having a sharp point

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  • adj. having a sharp point


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  • The care with which Rembert's compositions are made is remarkable given the difficulty in working in leather with many different kinds of sharp-pointed tools.

    Terence Clarke: The Art of Winfred Rembert

  • Once, at a sharp turn where a man's shoulder would unavoidably brush against a screen of leaves, the bushman displayed great caution as he spread the leaves aside and exposed the head of a sharp-pointed spear, so set that the casual passer-by would receive at the least a nasty scratch.

    Chapter 24

  • As Bert Rhine went past, he half fetched up in his stride, as if to knife me with the sheath knife, sharp-pointed, which he carried in his right hand; then, and I know I correctly measured the drift of his judgment, he unflatteringly dismissed me as unimportant and ran on.


  • A polished bodkin of white petrified shell, with sharp-pointed ends, thrust through a hole in the partition of his nostrils, extended five inches across his face.


  • As a rite of adulthood, I first bought my own oyster-shucking accoutrements thirty years ago: a sharp-pointed but sturdy shucking knife, heavy rubber-and-steel-reinforced gloves and a "lead", which is a curved piece of metal meant to hold the oyster in place while the knife pries it open.

    Vivian Norris de Montaigu: Sadness and Seafood: New Orleans Recounts the Loss

  • Cannons flank his face and banners above him like the flag my mother kept on the mantel, folded tight, white stars sharp-pointed on a field of blue.

    John Lundberg: Poems for Memorial Day

  • Beside the glasses lay an array of silver utensils, all sharp-pointed.

    Clockwork Angel

  • And, in offering a final possibility, the author concluded that it might be St. Elmo's fire, which is created by electrical discharges from sharp-pointed objects that occur during thunderstorms.

    The Taste of Coins from Treasure Troves

  • She came without resistance, her head back, and those almond eyes looking up at me, her lips parted; I was shaking as I brought my mouth down on them, and pulled the robe from her shoulders, gripping her sharp-pointed breasts in my hands.

    The Sky Writer

  • Two sets of widely spaced, sharp-pointed horns protruded from atop the skull: one facing forward, the other inclined forward and up as if standing ready to reinforce the murderous effects of the other pair.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

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