Victims were put into sacks, speared, and thrown into the Congo River.
The man was speared while reading a book beneath the dray, and the woman was sewing, sitting against the wheel of the dray.
The white men were rushed upon while making a damper, and clubbed and speared.
One day we passed some Barotse lads who had speared an alligator, and were waiting in expectation of its floating soon after.
This time the flesh had not been devoured, but the poor beasts had, in every case, been speared.
Loring Blade grinned mirthlessly, speared two pork chops and added a generous helping of potatoes.
And he bit a generous inch off the cold sausage which he had speared with the carving-fork.
Here they trapped the beaver, speared the salmon, and hunted the moose.
With an almost defiant gesture she speared it and put it in her mouth.
I sprang at him and struck him with all my force in the face, little caring if I was speared or not.
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.