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  • 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