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Dart (noun 2)

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Dart. n.s. [dard, French.]

  1. A missile weapon thrown by hand; a small lance.

    Here one is wounded or slain with a piece of a rock or flint; there another with a dart, arrow, or lance. Peacham.

    O'erwhelm'd with darts, which from afar they fling,
    The weapons round his hollow temples ring.
    Dryden's Æn.

  2. [In poetry.] Any missile weapon.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Peacham, Henry (53)

Attributes: French (385) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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