straight thrust


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n straight thrust (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
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In literature:

Thrust the right arm straight upward, while lifting the left leg outward and upward and rigidly extended.
"How to Live" by Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
Then O'Yui dealt the thrust, straight downward.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
The dragoon has a straight weapon, with which he is taught to cut or thrust.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
The girl stood straight as a sapling, smiling up fearlessly into the twisted, sardonic face thrust close to hers.
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
The commander lunged forward with a straight stop-thrust aimed at the groin of the nearest one.
"Despoilers of the Golden Empire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Sandy parried the thrust, the Turk recovered and thrust again straight into poor Sandy's heart.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
Gus went straight to the window, thrust aside a bit of bagging that served for a curtain and peered within.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
And many a keen thrust the innocent, prattling tongues sent straight as an arrow to Mercy's heart.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Thrusting the heavy gun he was carrying straight downward, he delivered a vicious and unerring blow.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
A direct thrust, full power, straight down.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
In that instant Daoud thrust straight at his enemy's throat.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Peter braced himself, and thrust straight upward, striking with fury.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
A mighty straight thrust; and the virginity was gone at that one effort.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
We soon noticed that they carried spears made of a straight sword-blade thrust into the end of a staff.
"In the Early Days along the Overland Trail in Nebraska Territory, in 1852" by Gilbert L. Cole
With a hoarse shout of victorious fury, Marline thrust straight at Frank's breast!
"Frank Merriwell's Return to Yale" by Burt L. Standish
While the shouts of the multitude were still ringing out, Elmer made straight for the rival pitcher, and thrust out his hand.
"Fast Nine" by Alan Douglas
Straight through the office he strode, his right hand swinging at his side, his left thrust nonchalantly in the pocket of his topcoat.
"On Secret Service" by William Nelson Taft
A pallid face with burning eyes thrust forward and peered straight into his own.
"The Wolves of God" by Algernon Blackwood
A straight thrust had slashed his adversary's jugular.
"The Enemies of Women" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Not succeeding with the sabre-cut, Punch tries the straight or rapier thrust.
"The Art of Amusing" by Frank Bellew

In poetry:

Old Earth's original Dragon; there retired
To his last fastness; overthrown by few.
Him a laborious thrust of roadway slew.
Then man to play devorant straight was fired.
"Forest History" by George Meredith
Straight must a Third interpose,
Volunteer needlessly help;
In strikes a Fourth, a Fifth thrusts in his nose,
So the cry's open, the kennel's a-yelp,
Argument's hot to the close. XIV.
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning