Webster 1913 Edition
daggento pierce, F.
A mark of reference in the form of a dagger [†]. It is the second in order when more than one reference occurs on a page; – called also
any moth of the genus–
Apatalea. The larvæ are often destructive to the foliage of fruit trees, etc.
Dagger of lath,
the wooden weapon given to the Vice in the old Moralities.
a mark of reference [‡] which comes next in order after the dagger.–
To look daggers, or
To speak daggers
to look or speak fiercely or reproachfully.
To pierce with a dagger; to stab.
A timber placed diagonally in a ship’s frame.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A short sword; a poniard.
2.In fencing schools, a blunt blade of iron with a basket hilt, used for defense.
3.With printers, and obelisk, or obelus, a mark of reference in the form of a dagger.