“I bet every one of those words was a stab directly in the heart,” says the upstanding official who asks not to be named.
The woman says he made advances on her and then attempted to stab her.
Any elk habitat expert, modern hunters as well as biologists, might take a stab at the time required for elk to make that journey.
late 14c., first attested in Scottish English, apparently a dialectal variant of Scottish stob "to pierce, stab," of uncertain origin, perhaps a variant of stub (n.) "stake, nail." Figurative use, of emotions, etc., is from 1590s. Related: Stabbed; stabbing.
"wound produced by stabbing," mid-15c., from stab (v.). Meaning "a try" first recorded 1895, American English. Stab in the back "treacherous deed" is first attested 1916.
Soft; yielding and insubstantial: Support for Reagan is ''all very squooshy''
[1970s+; the date should probably be earlier; sqush, ''to collapse into a soft, pulpy mass,'' is found by 1884]
A descendent of BCPL.