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TO STAB. To make a wound with a pointed instrument; a stab differs from a cut, (q.v.) or a wound. (q.v.) Russ. & Ry. 356; Russ. on Cr. 597; Bac. Ab. Maihem, B.

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I was not to go and get put in prison for sticking a knife into him--he wasn't worth it--and I did promise not to stab him in the back.
It seemed that the bitterest thoughts of her life must have centred about the wooded reaches and the bright green meadows around Goring; but women strangely hug the knife that stabs them, and, perhaps, amidst the gall, there may have mingled also sunny memories of sweetest hours, spent upon those shadowed deeps over which the great trees bend their branches down so low.
Dorothy hopped inside the opening to escape being pricked, and Zeb and the Wizard, after enduring a few stabs from the thorns, were glad to follow her.
The 24-year-old suffered serious stab wounds and remained in a critical condition.
Huddersfield University says its external weekend and night-time contractors have chosen to wear stab vests.
ALERT J Police arrive at the scene EMERGENCY n Paramedics work on the stab victims in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, on Thursday
The suspect's 28-yearold wife was taken to hospital suffering a stab wound to the neck.
They counted mast cells in and around the edges of the wounds of 64 stab victims.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Police and London ambulance service attended and discovered an 18-year-old male suffering from a stab wound to the torso.
Officers saw two or three males running away from a grassy area and then discovered a man suffering from a stab wound.
Of 148 homicides from stabbing recorded by the Royal London Hospital, 67 had a single, fatal stab wound.
Mr Harwood suffered a two- inch-deep wound to his chest and another stab wound to his leg.