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STILETTO (an Italian diminutive of st...

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 920 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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STILETTO (an Italian diminutive of stilo, dagger, Lat. stilus, a pointed instrument), a short stabbing dagger, the blade of which is either triangular or square in form. The term is also applied to a pointed bodkin of ivory, bone or metal used for making eyelet holes, &c.
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