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- n. (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
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Tsuki, a straight thrust driven by lunge and locked elbows, flew at his face, a fast-closing raptor, seeking his eyes or his mouth or his throat, and it was only an ancient dinosaur brain somewhere in Swagger’s pelvis that saved him this time, jacking his upper body back an inch beyond the gleamy tip of the katana.
The old general stepped in with a straight thrust that stabbed through Menon’s jugular.