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  • As bursaries alone will no longer suffice to justify charitable status that 11% needs to look to their consciences before the Charity Commission, with its more clinically drafted stiletto-like guidance, returns emboldened.

    One in nine public schools could be at risk of losing their charitable status

  • Again the phantom went down, but on re-appearing once more, with a stiletto-like cry that startled every man from his nod, the negro yelled out- There! there again! there she breaches! right ahead!

    Squidpunk…It Might Just Be Go-Time?…

  • Then the eyes opened again, and fixed Kethry with a stiletto-like glare.

    The Oathbound

  • The racket issuing from the squawk box just above Hansen's bunk was appalling, a high-pitched, shrieking, atonic whistle, two-toned and altering pitch every half-second, it drilled stiletto-like against my cringing eardrums.

    Ice Station Zebra

  • The low throaty note of suffering in her voice brought a stiletto-like flash into the eyes of the other woman, but no response.

    Hidden Gold

  • I felt that he was striving to control his anger and saw the effort that it cost him as he fastened Maitland with a stiletto-like look that was anything but reassuring.

    The Darrow Enigma

  • Immediately, with two wicked backward thrusts of its horns, first to one side, then to the other, the goat killed both its assailants; the stiletto-like horns were driven to the hilt with a single jab.

    Appendix A

  • More, the incidents of the night showed how swiftly those enemies were working, how sharp and stiletto-like their weapons.

    The Cross-Cut

  • He measured its long stiletto-like blade, projecting nine inches from its fastenings in the hickory handle.

    The Man in Gray

  • They bore a petition which contained many stiletto-like thrusts at the President.

    Jefferson and His Colleagues; a chronicle of the Virginia dynasty

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