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duckbill commented on the word daggersdrawing
Mentioned in Dr. Johnson's dictionary:
Dággersdrawing. n.s. (dagger and draw.) The act of drawing daggers; approach to open violence.
They always are at daggersdrawing,
And one another clapperclawing. Hudibras, p. ii. cant. 2.
I have heard of a quarrel in a tavern, where all where at daggersdrawing, ’till one desired to know the subject of the quarrel. Swift.
April 19, 2011
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