stiletto

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stiletto a small dagger with a tapered blade
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stiletto A beard trimmed into a pointed form. "The very quack of fashions, the very he that
      Wears a stiletto on his chin."
    • Stiletto A kind of dagger with a slender, rounded, and pointed blade.
    • Stiletto A pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in embroidery.
    • v. t Stiletto To stab or kill with a stiletto.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stiletto A dagger having a blade slender and narrow, and thick in proportion to its width—that is, triangular, square, etc., in section, instead of flat.
    • n stiletto A small sharp-pointed implement used for making eyelet-holes and for similar purposes. Stilettos are of ivory, bone, metal, and other materials.
    • n stiletto A beard trimmed into a sharp-pointed form.
    • stiletto To strike or wound with a stiletto; hence, in general, to stab.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stiletto sti-let′ō a dagger with a slender and narrow blade: a pointed instrument for making eyelet-holes
    • v.t Stiletto to stab with a stiletto:—pr.p. stilett′oing; pa.t. and pa.p. stilett′oed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It., dim. of stilo, a dagger, fr. L. stilus, a pointed instrument. See Style for writing, and cf. Stylet

Usage

In literature:

The silver stiletto rays darted a greeting to him.
"The Seventh Noon" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
There was no time to hide the stiletto, even if Sanda had thought to do so, before Taous, Lella Mabrouka's woman, came quietly into the room.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
She steals the stiletto, and kills the child in the most brutal manner.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
AND CONNECTIONS, ALL READY WITH THE STILETTO.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
The moment ought to have come for the Scorpion to release himself from his torture with a blow of the stiletto.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
But this stiletto, it's worth taking with me.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
He was all stiletto and masque.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The thing was a slim stiletto.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
His white teeth, sharp as stiletto-points, sank into it.
"The Country Beyond" by James Oliver Curwood
As for the other palace servants, they had been silenced with bribery or the stiletto.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
Or was it stiletto work?
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
While I sleepa on the dirt, somebody she'sa taka my gooda carbolic acida and stiletto I getta for Joe!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
It was then that he was done for and with what is assumed to have been a stiletto.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
She went to the dresser and took out a small stiletto, which she quickly concealed in the bosom of her dress.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Timar had no weapon with him, not even a walking-stick; but Herr Athanas had a stiletto two feet long.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
Terrence was knocked off his feet by a gray ball of fury that leaped at him wielding a stiletto-thin knife.
"Narakan Rifles, About Face!" by Jan Smith
She is a Neapolitan, and that sort may carry a stiletto even in prosaic old London.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
He was all stiletto and mask.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
His back was turned to me as he offered the stiletto-like instrument to its owner, so I could not see his face.
"The Brightener" by C. N. Williamson
Jemima Lawson has a tongue like a stiletto.
"Was It Right to Forgive?" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
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In poetry:

And they kissed farewell; and higher
The moon made amber the air:
And she drew for the traitor and liar
A stiletto out of her hair....
"The Alcalde’s Daughter" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

Stiletto 's reputation of building "Swiss Watch" quality steering products has earned the respect of professional builders and racers world wide.
Plyboo's Stiletto bamboo composite FSC-certified planks with brushed and oiled finish in taupe by Robin Reigi, 212-924-5558.
Stick around till 4 pm and grab your favorite pair of 2-inch-plus pumps and race to the finish line in your most fabulous stilettos .
Thanks to the truck driver with the stiletto .
Hundreds of men and women dawned heels of all shapes and sizes for the second annual Stiletto Sprint.
Stiletto Heel Attack Sentencing 26 Aug 11.
The Stiletto Chef's Recipes are Healthy and "Pretty Delicious".
I am all about doing charity runs but I am not about to don a pair of stilettos .
Stiletto Sprint against breast cancer.
Women put on high heels to take part in the Stiletto Sprint on Sunday, Oct, 10, 2010, at the Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach.
The three things you need to remember when you strap on 3-inch stilettos .
Think Lady Gaga, but with 30-inch wheels instead of stilettos.
Large Stiletto Auto Dagger .
Stiletto is well established and there was no real need to divide it other than to have more plants to add to the border started from the original six plants a few years ago.
Stilettos) or your poor feet just need a break.
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