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{adj: bloodstained, gory} covered with blood
"a bloodstained shirt"
"a gory dagger"



{adj: clandestine, cloak-and-dagger, hole-and-corner, hugger-mugger, hush-hush, secret, surreptitious, undercover, underground} conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
"clandestine intelligence operations"
"cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"
"hole-and-corner intrigue"
"secret missions"
"a secret agent"
"secret sales of arms"
"surreptitious mobilization of troops"
"an undercover investigation"
"underground resistance"

{adj: dagger-like} resembling a dagger

{adj: infirm} lacking firmness of will or character or purpose
"infirm of purpose; give me the daggers" - Shakespeare

{n: Christmas fern, canker brake, dagger fern, evergreen wood fern, Polystichum acrostichoides} North American evergreen fern having pinnate leaves and dense clusters of lance-shaped fronds

{n: Spanish dagger, Yucca carnerosana} arborescent yucca of southwestern United States and northern Mexico with sword-shaped leaves and white flowers

{n: Spanish dagger, Yucca gloriosa} yucca of southeastern United States similar to the Spanish bayonets but with shorter trunk and smoother leaves

{n: coucal} Old World ground-living cuckoo having a long dagger-like hind claw

{n: dagger, obelisk} a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

{n: dagger, sticker} a short knife with a pointed blade used for piercing or stabbing

{n: dirk} a long dagger with a straight blade

{n: double dagger, double obelisk, diesis} a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote

{n: hilt} the handle of a sword or dagger

{n: kirpan} a ceremonial four-inch curved dagger that Sikh men are obliged to wear at all times

{n: knob, pommel} an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger

{n: kris, creese, crease} a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade

{n: poniard, bodkin} a dagger with a slender blade

{n: scabbard} a sheath for a sword or dagger or bayonet

{n: slasher} a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing

{n: stiletto} a small dagger with a tapered blade

{n: sword cane, sword stick} a cane concealing a sword or dagger


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