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There is a saying in North Waziristan: The people there are stuck “between drones in the sky, and daggers on the earth.”

Rhino horns are also sold as ceremonial daggers in Middle Eastern countries like Yemen.

The Parthenon itself held armor, daggers and other prizes captured in war.

The mountains are a place where tribal men, as with many Yemeni men, wear long, ceremonial daggers at their belts.

The things we call "cars" may have been fun to drive, but they are like a million daggers into the heart of Mother Nature.

The congregation, forgetting the sacredness of the place, were in a broad grin, and the parson looked daggers.

James was defeated in battle, and put to death in a mill, by the daggers of his own subjects.

Here the mother became crimson, and looked daggers at her little son.

Later, at that very spot the second Balafre fell beneath the daggers of the avengers of the Crown.

It was dusk now in the pines, and, looking westward, the low sun was making daggers of light between the trees.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to daggers, such as: acrimony, animosity, alienation, animus, antagonism, and antipathy.

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