barbed point

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  • He would say when fifty yards of line were out the particular part of the body in which the barbed point was sticking. Cited from My Tropic Isle, by E J Banfield
  • The remembrance of last night added a barbed point to it. Cited from Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens
  • On the other hand, Tom, with his heavy shaft and barbed point, relied on a single weapon. Cited from Tropic Days, by E. J. Banfield
  • He ran some distance with the fatal barbed point in his flesh and met his comrade, who had mistaken him for the girl and shot him. Cited from Green Mansions, by W. H. Hudson
  • That tender, compassionate message had a barbed point which pierced deeper even than the duke's words. Cited from Prisoners, by Mary Cholmondeley
  • But to the left you will notice a long sword-like blade, drawn separately, with a curiously crooked handle and a sharp barbed point. Cited from Chatterbox, 1905, by Various
  • This time the lance struck full and fair, and those who watched saw the steel point pierce the iron breast-plate and then snap short, leaving the barbed point within the wound. Cited from Otto of the Silver Hand, by Howard Pyle
  • It is carefully notched and feathered, and has a barbed point. Cited from The Seven Great Monarchies, Vol 4. (of 7): Babylon, by George Rawlinson
  • The harpoon is an iron lance with a barbed point. Cited from Fighting the Whales, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The instant a fish comes to feed on the bait, the native, whose spear is ready, suddenly darts it, and rarely fails in bringing up the fish on its barbed point. Cited from Expeditions into Central Australia, by E. J. Eyre
  • It consisted of a wooden shaft with a long shank with barbed point affixed to one end, either attached by rivets or socketed into the shaft itself.
  • The spear used had a long, wooden handle, with a barbed point made of metal or ivory, and so arranged that the barbed point came off the handle after it had been driven into the animal. Cited from Ungava Bob, by Dillon Wallace
  • When surgeons tried to remove the arrow, the shaft broke, leaving the barbed point embedded in his skull some five to six inches deep, narrowly missing the brain stem, and surrounding arteries.
  • In the midst of these threats, while he was lashing himself with his tail, and tearing up the ground for anger, an arrow pierced his ribs, and hung by its barbed point in his side. Cited from Aesop's Fables, by Aesop
  • One was of shining gold and with its barbed point could Cupid inflict wounds of love; the other arrow was of dull silver and its wound had the power to engender hate. Cited from Good Stories for Holidays Frances J. Olcott
  • The barbed point passed through it, carrying a foot or two of the line, and a 30-pounder was added to our catch at one stroke and without a tremor of excitement on Tom's part. Cited from The Confessions of a Beachcomber, by E J Banfield
  • The arrow is a reed, with a steel barbed point, which is fixed in a hole at the end, and secured by fine twine made from the fibres of pineapple leaves. Cited from The Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Bates
  • The war arrow (b) differed from that used in hunting in having a barbed point, which was very slightly attached to the shaft, so that if it penetrated the body of an enemy it could not be withdrawn without leaving the point in the wound. Cited from Omaha Dwellings, Furniture and Implements, by James Owen Dorsey
  • As she looked upon the speckled beauty she thought how like an arrow it appeared; its long, lithe body resembling the smooth shaft; the head and gills the barbed point; and the spreading tail the feathered end. Cited from The King's Arrow, by H. A. Cody
  • This weapon had lead counterweights to assist stability in flight and penetration; a barbed point to prevent withdrawal from flesh or shield; and a buckling shank to prevent it being thrown back.
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