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  • adjective resembling a dagger


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  • Roughly half of all major-league players, including Rodriguez and Derek Jeter, swing ash bats, and Halem said that MLB would prefer its players use ash because maple bats can shatter and throw dagger-like shards into the field of play.

    The Bugs Rescuing the Baseball Bats

  • When they performed "Crazy Girl," the electric guitars were very apparent, as they sliced through head-banging drum beats, while Dom's similarly sharp dagger-like voice cut a clear path straight through the music, wide enough for you to follow him through, and crisp enough for you to believe that this girl is ...

    Alyssa Miele: Neon Indian, Miniature Tigers, Nite Jewel, the Dom and Prefuse 73 Rock Governor's Island

  • She arranged her hair-her one real beauty-into a neat French braid, and set a pathetic little excuse for a hat squarely on the result, securing it with a dagger-like hatpin.

    red dust

  • A man with a dagger-like knife in his hand was approaching.

    Stealing Candy

  • I had come for something even more prehistoric: a six-foot-tall, 150-pound creature capable of easily slashing to death any enemy with a five-inch dagger-like claw on the inside of each three-toed foot.


  • A man with a dagger-like knife in his hand was approaching.

    Stealing Candy

  • With their dagger-like claws and emaciated bodies, their clothes ripped to shreds.

    Demon From The Dark

  • And what Herb didn't cover with wit and charm, and often a dagger-like skewer, Pat Steger wrote about with elegance and civility, as his colleague and the long-time society editor for the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Barry Salberg: Annika Sorenstam Debuts Signature Chardonnay at the Course at Wente Vineyards

  • Wendigos were quick, flesh-eating zombies with long, dagger-like claws and emaciated bodies that belied their strength.

    Demon From The Dark

  • Some probably still bear the scars on their arms of my then-infamous dagger-like nails.

    Meredith Lopez: An Open Letter To My Son 11 Years From Now


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