spike rush

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spike rush a sedge of the genus Eleocharis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spike rush (Bot) See under Rush.
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Usage

In literature:

Spike's left arm went up expertly to guard his face from the rush, but came down when he recognized his assailant.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
His scalplock flew out behind him as he rushed Burke, swinging a war club with a glittering metal spike protruding from its thick end.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
The watch-dog rushed out at Racker; but as soon as he saw the spiked collar he fled.
"Landolin" by Berthold Auerbach
Men with spikes ready, rushed at them immediately; but others continued the work of death.
"The Deluge, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
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In news:

This column was written by Jonathan H. Congressional leaders are rushing to "do something" about near-record gasoline prices and the looming threat of further price spikes this summer.
California Gasoline Prices Spike Causing Panicked Rush to the Pumps.
Felder Rushing is not afraid to stick egg-carton "flowers" on his yucca spikes.
Cellphone call volume spiked as people rushed to call loved ones after the Virginia quake.
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