brass knuckles love


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A metal chain or a set of rings attached to a bar that can be fitted over the fingers to increase the impact of a blow with the fist.

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  • n. A weapon consisting of a metal reinforcement for the clenched fist, with finger holes molded in.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand


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  • One was a swell minis-try ruffian, a genteel lantern-jaw with a flowered weskit and brass knuckles in his fob, no doubt; the other was your complete politico, with the pudding face of a bad-tempered baby and no nonsense.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • He had looked like an Ivy League gentleman, but he had always carried a switchblade in one pocket and brass knuckles in the other.

    Bad Luck and Trouble

  • Dudley stepped in front of the three, his suitcoat open, .45 automatic, sap and brass knuckles in plain view.

    The Big Nowhere


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  • A set of rings attached to a bar, worn over the fingers to increase the force of a blow. See Knuckle Up.

    February 12, 2008