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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPEAR

One of them gave me his spear, which was very blunt, and I sharpened it for him.

Let him then name the gentleman with whom he would break a spear.

This is what happened: from one of the shenzis you traded a spear, or a spear was given you.

If our men get to fooling with their women, they'll spear the lot of us!

"A shenzi has killed Mavrouki with a spear," the man answered her question.

I am your friend, your brother; I have no spear and no arrows, but I have this—this!

It was Kua-ko, and after wounding me with his spear he was about to finish me with his knife.

Wotan walked around the peak, drawing a line with his spear.

Without Ithuriel's spear, how can they distinguish the good from the evil?

Then, as if armed with spear and shield, he advanced to meet Giant Blubb.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English spere, from Proto-Germanic *speri (cf. Old Norse spjör, Old Saxon, Old Frisian sper, Dutch speer, Old High German sper, German Speer "spear"), from PIE root *sper- "spear, pole" (cf. Old Norse sparri "spar, rafter," and perhaps also Latin sparus "hunting spear").

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