from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A knife used as a weapon and intended to be thrown at the enemy. Such knives are common in parts of Africa, especially among the Mombuttus, and are of various shapes, often with a number of secondary projections or arms on the principal blade
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A heavy, iron-hilted throwing-knife protruded from the thief's back, buried to the hilt squarely between his shoulder blades.
Hassem had fallen on his own serrated dagger; its thin blade had passed completely through him, sticking out next to the hilt of the iron throwing-knife.
Then the girl changed her stance, balancing the pommel of her sword in her hand as if the whole massive piece of metal was nothing more than an oversized throwing-knife.
And, sticking in the man's naked back, between the shoulder blades, was the haft of a heavy throwing-knife similar to that which had so narrowly missed his own head on board the _Barang_.
The game was now indefinitely blocked, since it was certain death for a player to attempt the recovery of his throwing-knife, and the rules did not permit the substitution of fresh weapons.
Typically, those community games just become throwing-knife matches.
But if they’re fair, they’re fierce; one I knew was such a peach that the slavers who’d taken her expected a record price, but were disappointed when she discouraged the buyers by juggling a throwing-knife during the bidding, and they had to give her away.