This could be the tip of the spear in a larger battle to Christianize Jewish culture.
But Rivera said that when McCain moved right on immigration, “it was like he threw a spear in my heart.”
In some versions of that story, the spear is the first weapon George tries.
Think of John McCain, who remains a spear for Republican senators.
“I almost died twice today,” Shane exclaims, after beheading the snake with a pointed stick he whittled to a spear.
When they were all drunk she mounted her war-horse, leaning her head upon her spear.
"A shenzi has killed Mavrouki with a spear," the man answered her question.
And Saul cast the spear; for he said, "I will smite David even to the wall."
This is what happened: from one of the shenzis you traded a spear, or a spear was given you.
The figures were of straw, and no wonder yielded so readily to the spear.
Old English spere, from Proto-Germanic *speri (cf. Old Norse spjör, Old Saxon, Old Frisian sper, Dutch speer, Old High German sper, German Speer "spear"), from PIE root *sper- "spear, pole" (cf. Old Norse sparri "spar, rafter," and perhaps also Latin sparus "hunting spear").
"sprout of a plant," 1540s, variant of spire.
1755, from spear (n.1). Related: Speared; spearing.