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  • n  a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
  • n  an implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
  • v  pierce with a spear
    spear fish
  • v  thrust up like a spear
    The branch speared up into the air

  • Even more alarming was the cause of these catastrophic injuries spear tackling.
  • The bob-haired men were fishing with spear or bow arrow, clearing manioc fields or fetching firewood.
  • Then a CT scan revealed a stone spear point embedded in the skeleton's pelvis, so Chatters sent a bit of finger bone off to the University of California at Riverside for .
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  • Marilyn S. Patenaude , resident of Attleboro, teacher, at age 83
    Marilyn Spear Patenaude of Attleboro, a teacher, died June 8 in her home. She was 83. Born in Rockland, Maine, Mrs. Patenaude was a graduate of Rockland High School. She attended Tufts College in Medford and graduated from the University of Maine in Orono. She taught fourth grade at Attleboro Willett School. Wife of the late Edward Joseph, Mrs. Patenaude is survived by two daughters, Melissa ...
    June 17, 2013 - Boston Herald
  • Diver missing off coast
    A spear fisherman from Prairieville has been missing since Saturday morning, when fellow divers last saw him struggling with an undertow, authorities and family members said.
    June 17, 2013 - The Houma Courier
  • Spear leads Red past Blue in Heart of a Champion Bowl
    Elysian Fields former gunslinger Trevor Spears monster night guides Red team past Blue team in Texas High School football showcase
    June 16, 2013 - KTAL Shreveport

  • Bill Nelson in BusinessWeek
    In the near term, it's a marker to encourage NOAA to go on and get all this coordinated in a plan,Nelson said. "NOAA ought to be the one that's at the point of the spear on research right now on the existence and the effects of subsurface...
  • John McCain in FOXNews
    Asked what "3 am moments" he has experienced, McCain mentioned sitting in the cockpit of a Navy aircraft on a carrier during the Cuban missile crisis and being "ready to be on the point of the spear."
  • Katharine Cornell in The Canadian Press
    ...lovers will relish the name dropping of famous friends and casual insider references, as when Cornell mentions that an extra in her current play, one Charlton Heston, has definite possibilities, "once he learns to stop waving that spear...

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