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Its visible symbol came to her in a glowing spear that pierced her from head to foot. A Time of War (1993)My father lost his life at the end of the spear. Christianity Today (2000)The most likely reason for a crop of thin asparagus spears is prolonged harvesting the previous season. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He lurched forwards to throw his first spear. Times, Sunday Times (2013)With a high tackle the head goes backwards but with a spear tackle the head goes forwards. Times, Sunday Times (2013)First came a single course with sharp spears. Malory: The Life and Times of King Arthur's Chronicler (2005)Chop half of the spears into small pieces and reserve the other half with the tips intact. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Spoon the sauce around the chicken followed by the broccoli spears. Times, Sunday Times (2007)My father grabbed the end of the spear and held it away from him. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Choose asparagus spears that feel firm and snappy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Hold the asparagus spears by the ends and bend them until they snap. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Cut the sheets in half and lay a spear of asparagus along the cut edge of each half. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The spear tackle would have not become the defining feature of the game that will be discussed for years. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the 1970s the poachers came with long spears. Times, Sunday Times (2012)About how far a Latvian can throw a spear? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Meanwhile, steam or lightly boil the broccoli spears. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It wasn't a spear tackle where you pick the guy up and throw him. The Sun (2008)The organisation's shield consisted of a male forearm whose fist was thrusting the point of a spear into the jaws of a wolf. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain (2002)One side had been deeply scored near the base, presumably to provide better grip for the lashing which secured it to the spear shaft. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)Wulfgar, with his great shout ringing in the forest, held the point of the spear full against the snout. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEHe attacks with his long spear, to the end of which he has fastened a composition of wild fire, lighted into a blaze. JOSIAH THE GREAT: The True Story of The Man Who Would Be King (2004)Of course, if you need a breather at some point, just spear off on one of the side roads and disappear up onto the moors. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: spear NOUN
A spear is a weapon consisting of a long pole with a sharp metal point attached to the end.
British English: spear VERB
If you spear something, you push or throw a pointed object into it.
Spear a piece of fish with a carving fork and dip it in the batter.
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