Dagger moth
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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  • Double dagger — 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

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