stiletto

Part of speech: noun

A small dagger.

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Usage examples "stiletto":

  1. Angelo jumped up; as he did so, his stiletto slipped from under his pillow and flashed. - "Vittoria, v4", George Meredith.
  2. He kissed Grace again and again, and comforted her; said she was not to blame; honest people were no match for villains: if she had been twice as simple, he would have forgiven her at sight of the stiletto; that cleared her, in his mind, better than words. - "Put Yourself in His Place", Charles Reade.
  3. " Then," concluded Colonel Harris contemptuously, " you think that Luke was- as I said- in the habit of carrying an Italian stiletto in his trousers pocket?" - "The Heart of a Woman", Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy.