from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The small dagger to administer the coup de grâce to the bull.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Lacework; hence, in decorative art, decoration in color or relief in slender lines or points resembling lace: applied especially to such work of Spanish origin.
Miss Mary would have killed her lion and been happy about it always and I would only have given him the puntilla and she would know it and love me very much forever world without end amen.
_puntilla_, which he drives into its head, the horse falls on its side,