double dagger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n double dagger a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Double dagger a mark of reference [‡] which comes next in order after the dagger.
    • Double dagger (Print) a reference mark (‡) next to the dagger (†) in order; a diesis.
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Usage

In literature:

By his side was a heavy broadsword and a sharp, double-edged dagger.
"The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" by Howard Pyle
The assassin carried in his right hand a small silver-mounted derringer pistol and in his left a long double-edged dagger.
"Lincoln's Yarns and Stories" by Alexander K. McClure
By his side was a heavy broadsword and a sharp, double-edged dagger.
"The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" by Howard Pyle
How many murders are executed in double-quick time upon the keys which stab the air with their dagger-strokes of sound!
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 6, No. 38, December, 1860" by Various
The last arrow which he drew out was headed with flint, sharp-pointed, and double-edged like a dagger.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
Thus balanced, he had six native daggers, with broad, double-edged blades, thrown to him, and caught each one in turn.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Only all suddenly my assailant doubled and lay writhing, his dagger still shining in his hand.
"The Dew of Their Youth" by S. R. Crockett
He showed his double row of teeth, like daggers, whereupon Sarah immediately descended.
"Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate" by Charles M. Skinner
The Circassians are wonderfully expert in the use of fire-arms, and of their double-edged daggers.
"Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c." by Xavier Hommaire de Hell
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In poetry:

The one-eyed rider aims, shoots death into the womb;
Blood on the sheet of snow, the maiden dead.
The dagger has a double blade and meaning,
So has the double bed.
"An Old Lament Renewed" by Vernon Scannell
And a quiet word,
Through the silence heard,
Comes, ere the foremost a foot hath stirred—
"My love was great,
"She paid it with hate,
"One dagger will serve for a double fate."
"The Marriage" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

Double Dagger , from left: Strals, Willen, Bowen.
Last month Baltimore post-punk trio Double Dagger announced it was breaking up after a little more than nine years together.
Homecoming, Double Dagger and Drop the Lime.
Music / Crickets Double Dagger 's Chicago three-fer.
Gerber has unveiled its newest fixed-blade -- a short, double-edged dagger designed for close-quarter self defense.
Music / Crickets Double Dagger's Chicago three- fer .
The Sands of Time 's story hinges on a dagger that can rewind time, a narrative conceit that doubles as a taunt to those who endure this cacophonous, frivolous adaptation of Ubisoft's Arabian Nights -themed video-game series.
The six-paragraph note on the band's site sums up the bittersweet nature of Double Dagger 's demise, which is taking place simply because, in their words, it's just time.
Matt Porterfield's New Double Dagger Video.
Here's a new Double Dagger video by local filmmaker Matt Porterfield, who's been hailed by The New Yorker as the future of indie film.
Double Dagger 's new album, More (Thrill Jockey), is a swirling onslaught of trebly, punk-influnced rock.
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