from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a, sharp head.


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  • Chaeremonianus the Trallian, when we were at a very noble fish dinner, pointing to a little, long, sharp-headed fish, said the echeneis (ship-stopper) was like that, for he had often seen it as he sailed in the Sicilian sea, and wondered at its strange force; for it stopped the ship when under full sail, till one of the seamen perceived it sticking to the outside of the ship, and took it off.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • We were followed by the mules, and though they are very sure-footed animals, and were frost-shod for the occasion, they stumbled and fell very often; the ice being so hard that the sharp-headed nails in their shoes could not penetrate.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • "Make me out of this a stout, sharp-headed arrow, with a heavy shaft."

    Adrift in the Ice-Fields

  • An escarpment of rock, where the road-bed was slashed into a hillside in a sharp turn, struck by the concentrated fire of automatics, appeared to have been beaten by thousands of sharp-headed hammers, leaving a pile of chips and dust.

    The Last Shot

  • Tennyson's first volume is full of the details of dissolution, the falling jaw, the eye-balls fixing, the sharp-headed worm.

    The Advance of English Poetry in the Twentieth Century

  • Small to see, I, Priapus, inhabit this spit of shore, not much bigger than a sea-gull, sharp-headed, footless, such an one as upon lonely beaches might be carved by the sons of toiling fishermen.

    Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

  • He fitted a sharp-headed arrow to the string, and advanced towards the bird cautiously.

    Silver Lake


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