Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as arrowhead.

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Examples

  • But there's increasing grumbling about Valentine's Day, a vaguely defined occasion that forces people, at arrow-point, to declare their deepest emotions, and maybe even to manufacture some that aren't there.

    Send Me No Flowers

  • There's increasing grumbling about Valentine's Day, a vaguely defined occasion that forces people, at arrow-point, to declare their deepest emotions, and maybe even to manufacture some that aren't there.

    Strike Three!

  • “They may have us at arrow-point, and we may have to vote for this even with their obnoxious provisions.”

    McCain Says Bailout Bill He Voted For Is "Putting Us On The Brink Of Economic Disaster"

  • The shock came first — fast, arrow-point shock straight to the gut.

    Blood Brothers

  • Clippings from my claws can be made into an arrow-point, just as elf-shot can be.

    The Elvenbane

  • Zed had just finished setting the last of the claw-scraps into an arrow-point when Valyn found him.

    The Elvenbane

  • These may be shot into an oak-tree and extracted by a twist of the hand close to the arrow-point.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls

  • It is a characteristic trait, that he has a great regard for the memory of the Indian tribes, whose wild life would have suited him so well; and, strange to say, he seldom walks over a ploughed field without picking up an arrow-point, spear-head, or other relic of the red man, as if their spirits willed him to be the inheritor of their simple wealth.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866

  • This arrow-point -- or, it may be, spear-head -- was found twenty feet from the surface; and almost directly above it, and distant only thirteen inches, was a vertebra of an elephant.

    The Prehistoric World; or, Vanished races

  • The first rushed forward, but as he lowered his huge head to attack, the arrow-point, hardened in the fire, shot forth in a sheet of flame, and buried itself to the feather in the brain, passing through the thin walls of the top of the skull.

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

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