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  • adj. Resembling a rapier or some aspect of one; sharp, piercing.


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rapier +‎ -like


  • She was, however, a hugely talented actress with a rapierlike wit of such originality that one could clearly say they broke the mold after she was born.

    One From The Hart

  • With its rapierlike lines and big sails, France's Ville de Paris may have an advantage on the course's light winds and choppy seas.

    A Duel In The Sun

  • Her hull was sleek and black and narrow, extended by a rapierlike bowsprit that nearly doubled her length.

    City of Glory

  • I actually deleted my first response, which was absolutely incindiery, and chose to make my point with, yes, wit, rapierlike or claymore-esque, whatever.

    Blue Beetle

  • Several of them began picking their teeth with long, rapierlike knives.

    The Heart of the Warrior

  • Ironically, rapid technology change, accompanied by rapierlike growth, makes the forecasting process even more difficult than for more mundane companies.

    Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Next Generation

  • Fingers and toes sprouted black, rapierlike claws, and hair sprouted from the round, neckless head as if it had been scribbled there with a pencil.

    The Otherworld

  • Tom danced away from Richards 'rapierlike left, weaved low, and shot a hard right to his opponent's stomach that left him gasping.

    Sabotage in Space

  • He showed them how to make a lumber saw -- slender, rapierlike revolving tool with which a man stabbed a tree and cut outward with the speed of a knife cutting hot butter.

    The Pirates of Ersatz

  • In a corner a small compact bull, with the rapierlike horns of the mountain breeds, was secured by a nose ring and

    The Happy End


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