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Originally appearing in Volume V22, Page 60 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PONIARD, a dagger, particularly one of small size, used for stabbing at close quarters. The French word poignard, from value. See Mem. Roy. Astron. Soc. x. 357; Proc. Roy. Soc. iii. 434; Penny Cyclopaedia (De Morgan) ; F. W. Bessel, Pop. Varlesungen, p. 543; Report Brit. Assoc. i. 128, 136 (Airy) ; Sir G. Airy's Autobiography, p. 127; Observatory, xiii. 204, xxii. 357; Annual Biograpky and Obituary (1837) ; R. Grant, Hirt. of Phys. Astron. p. 491; Royal Society's Cat. Scient. Papers.
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