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Hieronimo enters with a poniard in one hand and a rope in another.
LORY MEAGHER CUP CHAMPION 15: T Goulding, E Gleeson, P Duggan, D Kennedy, S Hennessey (Warwickshire), E Daly, C Egan, J O'Brien, E Donnellan (all Longford), M Poniard, V McDermott, C Cunniffe (all Leitrim), J Duffy, K Kehoe, E Mahon (all Fermanagh).
After dreaming that the strange monk is standing in his cell with a bloody poniard, Vivaldi awakens to this reality (318-23).
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We may postulate a Chinese etymology for this etymon too, compare Mandarin bishou ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]) 'dagger, poniard' and Cantonese bei6 sau2 'dagger, stiletto', corresponding to early Middle Chinese *pjicuw'.
Payne shows a tendency to the genteel, which may result from his reliance on the French: for "casket" and "dagger" (Milner 32), Payne has cofferet and poniard (194).
Then she tries to kill off desire by destroying one of its bodily manifestations: She draws a poniard and, clad in the sheathmail of an elected knight of nine, strikes at [Bloom's] loins (U 15.3460, Joyce's italics).
WHEN the revenger Antonio, dripping in gore, walks on stage late in the third act of John Marston's Antonio's Revenge carrying a torch in one hand and a poniard in the other, the grisly tableau conspicuously evokes the opening moments of the play when the villainous duke Piero enters similarly bloodied and equipped, fresh from a double homicide that will propel the plot forward.
23 December 2011 - US biopharmaceutical company Poniard Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:PARDD) announced that its planned merger with local sector player Allozyne Inc had been terminated after a mutual agreement between the two parties.
'The girl cut off the heads of the enemies with a poniard.' (K'93.84)
Tamora is ready to kill Titus's daughter herself: "Give me the poniard. You shall know, my boys, / Your mother's hand shall right your mother's wrong" (2.2.120-21).
Retreating not the thousandth part of an inch; stabbing him in the eye with the unflinching poniard of his glance, Steelkilt, clenching his right hand behind him and creepingly drawing it back, told his persecutor that if the hammer but grazed his cheek he (Steelkilt) would murder him.