Shield of David

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Shield of David a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism
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Usage

In literature:

Her neck is as the tower of David, builded for an armory, whereon there hang 1,000 bucklers and shields of mighty men.
"The Commonwealth of Oceana" by James Harrington
A thousand bucklers hang upon the tower of David, all shields of vanquished chieftains.
"Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity" by Alexandre Kuprin
A "Shield of David" shone redly from a lamp some way off.
"Stories and Pictures" by Isaac Loeb Peretz
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In poetry:

David.
Pardon, O king! the coat of plaited mail
These limbs have never known; it would not shield,
'Twould but encumber one who never felt The weight of armour.
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
I am old, but King David, I cannot forget
My hot-hearted youth; so my boy shall not fret
’Mid the safety and sameness of flocks and of fields
While the soldiers of Israel burnish their shields.
"At the Fords Of Jordan" by Mary Hannay Foott

In news:

The sport of politics and the politics of sport is what we are all about in our Friday night check-ins with Mark Shields and David Brooks.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the week, including what Tuesday's telling primaries mean for the general election and the road ahead for financial reform.
Just like one of the December visits to The Rundown by Mark Shields and David Brooks, the Mid-Atlantic again finds itself in the crosshairs of a massive winter storm.
David Carmouche has been named senior vice president and chief medical officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top political stories of the past week, including the nervousness behind Democrats' cautious optimism before the potential weekend health care reform vote in the House.
I usually do not get involved in the Friday night segment of the PBS NewsHour in which columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks provide their analysis and opinions about the week's news events.
Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks sort through the top stories of the past week, including President Obama's review of US intelligence systems, and the retirements of two prominent Senate Democrats.
Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour stopped by the NewsHour skybox to talk with Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Mark Shields, and David Brooks about the speeches and talking points of the Republican National Convention thus far.
In this week's Doubleheader, syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks discuss the end of two campaigns.
Follow PBS NewsHour's live coverage of the 2010 election results, hosted by Jim Lehrer and featuring political columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks and be sure to join in on the conversation below.
David Shields believes he has experienced a bit of divine intervention.
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