To look daggers
Dagger Dag"ger (-g[~e]r), n. [Cf. OE. daggen to pierce, F. daguer. See {Dag} a dagger.] 1. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. {Poniard}, {Stiletto}, {Bowie knife}, {Dirk}, {Misericorde}, {Anlace}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Print.) A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [[dagger]]. It is the second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; -- called also {obelisk}. [1913 Webster]

{Dagger moth} (Zo["o]l.), any moth of the genus {Apatalea}. The larv[ae] are often destructive to the foliage of fruit trees, etc.

{Dagger of lath}, the wooden weapon given to the Vice in the old Moralities. --Shak.

{Double dagger}, a mark of reference [[dag]] which comes next in order after the dagger.

{To look daggers}, or {To speak daggers}, to look or speak fiercely or reproachfully. [1913 Webster]


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  • To look daggers — Look Look, v. t. 1. To look at; to turn the eyes toward. [1913 Webster] 2. To seek; to search for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Looking my love, I go from place to place. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To expect. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To influence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To speak daggers — Dagger Dag ger ( g[ e]r), n. [Cf. OE. daggen to pierce, F. daguer. See {Dag} a dagger.] 1. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. {Poniard}, {Stiletto}, {Bowie knife}, {Dirk}, {Misericorde}, {Anlace}. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To look in the face — Look Look, v. t. 1. To look at; to turn the eyes toward. [1913 Webster] 2. To seek; to search for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Looking my love, I go from place to place. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To expect. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To influence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To look out — Look Look, v. t. 1. To look at; to turn the eyes toward. [1913 Webster] 2. To seek; to search for. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Looking my love, I go from place to place. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. To expect. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To influence …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • look daggers at someone — phrase to look at someone in a way that shows you are very angry with them Thesaurus: to look at someone in a particular wayhyponym general words meaning to look or not looksynonym Main entry: dagger …   Useful english dictionary

  • look daggers at someone — look daggers at (someone) to look very angrily at someone. I suddenly noticed David looking daggers at me and thought I d better shut up …   New idioms dictionary

  • look daggers at — (someone) to look very angrily at someone. I suddenly noticed David looking daggers at me and thought I d better shut up …   New idioms dictionary

  • look daggers at somebody — look ˈdaggers at sb idiom to look at sb in a very angry way Main entry: ↑daggeridiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • look daggers at someone — to look at someone in a way that shows you are very angry with them …   English dictionary

  • look daggers — phrasal : to look angrily or as if ready to do violence they looked daggers at each other across the table * * * look daggers To look in a hostile manner • • • Main Entry: ↑dagger …   Useful english dictionary

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