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  • noun Plural form of knuckle-duster.


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  • Over the course of its own special Christmas Day, Sky Sports News seethes and throbs across your screen, its various tickers and swooshes augmented by an exploding DEADLINE DAY graphic that lurches out like a set of monogrammed knuckle-dusters crunching your nose flat every five minutes.

    Transfer deadline day's hype is over, long live the quavering hype | Barney Ronay 2011

  • Every sea-chest broke open, every sea-bag turned out, and whiskey bottles, knuckle-dusters, sling-shots, bowie-knives, an 'guns chucked overside by the armful.

    CHAPTER XL 2010

  • While, on the one hand, there were no extra liberty days, no delicacies added to the meagre forecastle fare, nor grog or hot coffee on double watches, on the other hand the crew were not chronically crippled by the continual play of knuckle-dusters and belaying pins.


  • Lining the shelves were drug paraphernalia, Nazi decorations and Nation of Islam banners, handmade weapons -- clubs and knives and knuckle-dusters, even a few guns.

    Forgetfulness ISCARS 2010

  • Lining the shelves were drug paraphernalia, Nazi decorations and Nation of Islam banners, handmade weapons—clubs and knives and knuckle-dusters, even a few guns.

    The Blue Nowhere Jeffery Deaver 2001

  • There were six men outside, one carrying a small handgun and the others with knuckle-dusters and clenched fists.

    Calling A Dead Man Cross, Gillian 2001

  • Three months before the murder, two rival gangs had been reported fighting on The Rec with baseball bats, knives, knuckle-dusters and crowbars.

    The Jigsaw Man Britton, Paul, 1946- 1997

  • Items found in the luggage of both domestic and international travellers by security staff using X-ray equipment and metal detectors included 818 knives, 31 swords, 147 spears, 23 bows and arrows, five spearguns, six pangas, three sets of knuckle-dusters and an axe.

    ANC Daily News Briefing 1996

  • As before, the Sanders wrappings were as uncluttered as gold bricks and the slanting autumn sunlight drew fire from the diamond knuckle-dusters.

    Knockdown Francis, Dick 1974

  • With forty years behind her, she wore assurance as naturally as diamonds; and she wore diamonds like crusty knuckle-dusters across the base of all her fingers.

    Knockdown Francis, Dick 1974


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