Dagger of lath
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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  • dagger of lath — The Vice s weapon in the old morality plays • • • Main Entry: ↑lath * * * dagger of lath, 1. a counterfeit dagger made of wood, carried by the actor personifying Vice in the old morality plays. 2. a weak means of attack or defense …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • obelisk — 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 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 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

  • Iniquity — Vice Vice, n. [F., from L. vitium.] 1. A defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse. [1913 Webster] Withouten vice of syllable or letter. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Mark the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vice — Vice, n. [F., from L. vitium.] 1. A defect; a fault; an error; a blemish; an imperfection; as, the vices of a political constitution; the vices of a horse. [1913 Webster] Withouten vice of syllable or letter. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Mark the vice …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feste — is a jester in the Shakespeare comedy . He is attached to the household of the Countess Olivia. Apparently he has been there for quite a while, as he was a fool that the Lady Olivia s father took much delight in (2.4). Although Olivia s father… …   Wikipedia

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