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Boar-spear

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Bo'ar-spear. n.s. [from boar and spear.] A spear used in hunting the boar.

And in her hand a sharp boar-spear she held,
And at her back a bow and quiver gay,
Stuff'd with steel-headed darts.
Fairy Queen, b. i. c. iii.

Echion threw the first, but miss'd his mark,
And struck his boar-spear on a maple bark.
Dryden's Ovid.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Spenser, Edmund (254)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Boar-spear." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 1, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=17773.


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