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Daggersdrawing

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Da'ggersdrawing. n.s. [dagger and draw.] The act of drawing daggers; approach to open violence.

They always are at daggersdrawing,
And one another clapperclawing.
Hudibras, p. ii. cant. 2.

I have heard of a quarrel in a tavern, where all where at daggersdrawing, 'till one desired to know the subject of the quarrel. Swift.

Sources: Butler, Samuel (98) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Daggersdrawing." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 21, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2743.


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