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Lavalette, one of the Chiefs of the armed force, the only Noble who has been retained in a military trust, sharpens the poignards intended to inflict a fatal blow on the Representatives of the People: under whose auspices has he been protected?
Lavalette, one of the Chiefs of the armed force, the only Noble who has been retained in a military trust, sharpens the poignards intended to inflict a fatal blow on the
The agents of police were armed with carabines, with bludgeons, swords and poignards.
Les Miserables 2008
Spaniards, for instance, he continued, passionate temperaments like that, impetuous as Old Nick, are given to taking the law into their own hands and give you your quietus doublequick with those poignards they carry in the abdomen.
They both carried unsheathed poignards in their right hands.
Blood of Amber Zelazny, Roger 1986
En fin il se jette sur Lisandre, et bien que par derriere on luy baille cent coups de poignards, il le prend, et le souleve, prest à le jetter du haut en bas d'une fenestre, si tous les autres ensemble, en se jettant sur luy, ne l'en eussent empesché.
Bussy D'Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois George Chapman
I cannot admit that he should kill his victims by his testimonies no more than by his poignards.
Fox's Book of Martyrs Or A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs John Foxe
The great artist has painted Nautch girls twisting their floating scarves, and jugglers throwing poignards into the air.
Her needles thrust like poignards, her bosom heaved.
Doom Castle Neil Munro
-- This was a mere trick: he believed neither in the conspiracies he made so great a parade of, nor in the poignards to which he pretended to devote himself as a victim.
A Residence in France During the Years 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, Part III., 1794 Described in a Series of Letters from an English Lady: with General and Incidental Remarks on the French Character and Manners An English Lady
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