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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.
There is a place, in the neck of a bull behind the horns, where the cord of the spine is unprotected and where a short stab will immediately kill.
But without taking any heed of the sword, Milady endeavored to get near enough to him to stab him, and did not stop till she felt the sharp point at her throat.