Retreating not the thousandth part of an inch; stabbing him in the eye with the unflinching poniard
of his glance, steelkilt, clenching his right hand behind him and creepingly drawing it back, told his persecutor that if the hammer but grazed his cheek he (Steelkilt) would murder him.
He said in reply that they spoke the truth in every respect except as to the dagger, for it was not a dagger, nor little, but a burnished poniard
sharper than an awl.
And then do you take this poniard
,' said the young herdsman; `you will not find one better carved between Albano and Civita-Castellana.
The East Wind, an interloper in the dominions of Westerly weather, is an impassive- faced tyrant with a sharp poniard
held behind his back for a treacherous stab.
You are passing now, sire," said he, "the very spot where the Duc de Guise received the first stab of the poniard
She bounded from one end of the tiny room to the other, stooped down, and raised herself again, with a little poniard
in her hand, before Gringoire had even had time to see whence the poniard
came; proud and angry, with swelling lips and inflated nostrils, her cheeks as red as an api apple,* and her eyes darting lightnings.
The life of the two brothers being a constant obstacle to their plans, they changed their tactics, and tried to obtain by calumny what they had not been able to effect by the aid of the poniard
Nevertheless, I cannot help thinking that if we would put an improved breed of polliwogs in our drinking water, construct shallower roadways, groom the street cows, offer the stranger within our gates a free choice between the poniard
and the potion, and relinquish our private system of morals, the other measures of public safety would be needless.
Rest assured of this, that if all else fail I have always a safeguard here"--drawing a small silver-hilted poniard
from her bosom--"which sets me beyond the fear of these vile and blood-stained wretches.
slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards
in the whale.
The attendants of the Abbot crossed themselves, with looks of pious horror, and the very heathen Saracens, as Isaac drew near them, curled up their whiskers with indignation, and laid their hands on their poniards
, as if ready to rid themselves by the most desperate means from the apprehended contamination of his nearer approach.
From time to time the man by the chimney raised his eyes from the writings, and plunged them like poniards
into the heart of the poor mercer.