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STABSEAL Tactical Assault Boat
STABSoprano, Tenor, Alto, and Bass (mnemonic for voices in a chorus)
STABStrategy & Tactics Against Blades (defense technique)
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Some were bathing in exactly the place where I had saved Weena, and that suddenly gave me a keen stab of pain.
But without taking any heed of the sword, Milady endeavored to get near enough to him to stab him, and did not stop till she felt the sharp point at her throat.
I would stab the man, but the woman told me that if any misfortune happened to her betrothed, she would kill herself.
Send me, however, another half-rouble if you can (though that half-rouble will stab me to the heart--stab me with the thought that it is not I who am helping you, but YOU who are helping ME).
In an instant, those nearest the fallen warrior began to strike at one another with their swords, and stab with their spears.
One evening, tired with his experimenting, and not being able to elicit the facts he needed, he left his frogs and rabbits to some repose under their trying and mysterious dispensation of unexplained shocks, and went to finish his evening at the theatre of the Porte Saint Martin, where there was a melodrama which he had already seen several times; attracted, not by the ingenious work of the collaborating authors, but by an actress whose part it was to stab her lover, mistaking him for the evil-designing duke of the piece.
On this, every one of the miscreants, emboldened by his fall, wanted to fire his gun at him, or strike him with blows of the sledge-hammer, or stab him with a knife or swords, every one wanted to draw a drop of blood from the fallen hero, and tear off a shred from his garments.
There is a place, in the neck of a bull behind the horns, where the cord of the spine is unprotected and where a short stab will immediately kill.
The man you believe to have been shot was killed by the stab of a knife in his heart
my brother, hast thou never seen a virtue backbite and stab itself?
No, but what did matter was that the man had threatened to stab her to the heart--and would do it as soon as look at her--that I knew.
Do we not know that as he is a coward in his domestic life, stalking among his shrinking men and women slaves armed with his heavy whip, so he will be a coward out of doors, and carrying cowards' weapons hidden in his breast, will shoot men down and stab them when he quarrels?