knuckle-duster love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Brass knuckles.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as knuckle

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative spelling of knuckle duster.

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Examples

  • DuPont moved and fought like a professional boxer – and on each fist he had a savage knuckle-duster with spikes on the outer edge.

    2008 December « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • DuPont moved and fought like a professional boxer – and on each fist he had a savage knuckle-duster with spikes on the outer edge.

    Spell of Magic – Part 9 « Official Harry Harrison News Blog

  • I see beastly flashbulbs of many thingummies moving in the landfall without the slightest knuckle-duster of the landfall I see all the many thingummies going about the landfall.

    Parajanov Contra Zizek (oder selbst proclaimed Brechtian Beast Z vs aSublime moving picture for magnitude of efficacy.)

  • I slipped my revolver into my right-hand pocket and a knuckle-duster over my left fist, where it was ready and yet would not stop me from being able to work my flashlight.

    Carnacki, the Ghost Finder

  • The old man, perhaps mistaking the signet ring for a knuckle-duster, put some space between them.

    Disordered Minds

  • Her fist encased in a knuckle-duster hit Marie square between the eyes.

    faceless

  • He slipped the knife, the knuckle-duster and the revolver into his overcoat pocket, and with apparent unconcern searched in every corner of the place, even opening the ice-box and the telephone booth.

    In the Rue Pigalle

  • This was the case with Christiani who, ten years previously, when arrested, had promptly struck Maigret with his knuckle-duster and who was now owner of a couple of “houses” in Paris and another at Barcelonnette.

    In the Rue Pigalle

  • He would doubtless have changed his mind on seeing Maigret suddenly glance at the camelhair overcoat belonging to one of the customers and hanging on the coat-rack, go up to it, thrust his hand into the pockets and pull out a knuckle-duster; and then on hearing the Superintendent remark goodhumouredly:

    In the Rue Pigalle

  • “And your knuckle-duster only cost me a couple of teeth …”

    In the Rue Pigalle

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