knife thrust


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Noun1.knife thrust - a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument; "one strong stab to the heart killed him"
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
passado, straight thrust, lunge - (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
remise - (fencing) a second thrust made on the same lunge (as when your opponent fails to riposte)
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He had learned from experience that a knife thrust through this organ brought immediate death nine times out of ten, while he might stab an antagonist innumerable times in other places without even disabling him.
The simple questions of the tattered man had been knife thrusts to him.
Demosthenes Magnaan was wounded in the right arm when he parried a knife thrust by suspect Raymond Bugarin, 28.
It is believed that the 31-year-old victim had a knife thrust into his back, narrowly missing his kidneys, after an argument broke out at the Miners Welfare Park in Bedworth at around 3pm on Sunday.
Ian Unsworth, QC, prosecuting, said: "One man armed with a large kitchen knife thrust it into the body of another man.
Police and doctors said one victim, a 17-year-old whose name was not released, had surgery again overnight and was in very critical condition after suffering a knife thrust that pierced his liver and missed his heart and aorta by fractions of an inch.
TIME and tide relentless, silent, powering toward the Mighty ocean, Observing, never judging on its journey through many Lives in its discordant motion, By day ill-varied weather, by boat or ship, tall vessel Through discoloured blue, debris and grime, Ever, ever onward, coursing through the city's heart, a Knife thrust that is the Tyne, Nightly reverie, land and seascape, where by dark, work In the city is cast aside, Laughter, food and drink, bright lights for hosts of visitors To the ancient quayside, Buildings tower overhead, monolithic structures steeped in History, a glorious past, Ship and shore lights displaying a radiance where mariners Stood sentinel by each towering mast, Bridges, one after another, spanning the waterway, dark, Dangerous, yet sublime.
One knife thrust is said to have almost pierced his heart.
A DRUNKEN woman pinned her lover to the floor with a knife thrust through his arm, a court heard yesterday.
If Egypt, the Mother of the Arab World, is weakened by division and infighting, it will be like a knife thrust into the heart of every Arab, as well as a gift to the strategic ambitions of Washington, Tel Aviv and Tehran.
This twinning of issues came like a sharp knife thrust in the hearts of women who feel called to the priesthood.
Both the medical examiner and I testified the wound track was consistent with a man coming forward in an aggressive posture, with his right arm drawn up and back as if to deliver a downward knife thrust, and inconsistent with the plaintiff's theory of a 5'11" man standing straight up and still, when shot by a distinctly shorter man, whose gun arm was extended.