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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Obelisk  \Ob"e*lisk\,  n.  [L.  obeliscus  Gr  ?,  dim.  of  ?  a  spit, 
  a  pointed  pillar:  cf  F.  ob['e]lisque.] 
  1.  An  upright,  four-sided  pillar,  gradually  tapering  as  it 
  rises,  and  terminating  in  a  pyramid  called  pyramidion.  It 
  is  ordinarily  monolithic.  Egyptian  obelisks  are  commonly 
  covered  with  hieroglyphic  writing  from  top  to  bottom. 
 
  2.  (Print.)  A  mark  of  reference;  --  called  also  {dagger} 
  [[dagger]].  See  {Dagger},  n.,  2. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dagger  \Dag"ger\,  v.  t. 
  To  pierce  with  a  dagger;  to  stab.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dagger  \Dag"ger\,  n.  [Perh.  from  diagonal.] 
  A  timber  placed  diagonally  in  a  ship's  frame.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dagger  \Dag"ger\  (-g[~e]r),  n.  [Cf.  OE  daggen  to  pierce,  F. 
  daguer.  See  {Dag}  a  dagger.] 
  1.  A  short  weapon  used  for  stabbing.  This  is  the  general 
  term:  cf  {Poniard},  {Stiletto},  {Bowie  knife},  {Dirk}, 
  {Misericorde},  {Anlace}. 
 
  2.  (Print.)  A  mark  of  reference  in  the  form  of  a  dagger 
  [[dagger]].  It  is  the  second  in  order  when  more  than  one 
  reference  occurs  on  a  page;  --  called  also  {obelisk}. 
 
  {Dagger  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  moth  of  the  genus  {Apatalea}. 
  The  larv[ae]  are  often  destructive  to  the  foliage  of  fruit 
  trees,  etc 
 
  {Dagger  of  lath},  the  wooden  weapon  given  to  the  Vice  in  the 
  old  Moralities.  --Shak. 
 
  {Double  dagger},  a  mark  of  reference  [[dag]]  which  comes  next 
  in  order  after  the  dagger. 
 
  {To  look  or  speak},  {daggers},  to  look  or  speak  fiercely  or 
  reproachfully. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dagger 
  n  1:  a  short  stabbing  weapon  with  a  pointed  blade 
  2:  a  character  used  in  printing  to  indicate  a  cross  reference 
  or  footnote  [syn:  {obelisk}] 




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