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1) jab. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: jabbed, jabˇbing, jabs1. To poke or thrust abruptly: jabbed a knife into the log. 2. To stab or pierce: jabbed the steak with a fork. 3. To punch...

2) 36939. Lowell, Robert. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...the rich air-a mother skunk with her column of kittens swills the garbage pail.She jabs her wedge-head in a cupof sour cream, drops her ostrich tail,and will not...

3) 42774. Oates, Joyce Carol. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...life is a metaphor for boxing-for one of those bouts that go on and on, round following round, jabs, missed punches, clinches, nothing determined, again the bell...

4) 28300. Highet, Gilbert. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...The best punches, like the best pieces of invective in this style, are either short-arm jabs, unexpectedly rapid and deadly; or else one-two blows, where you prepare...

5) 77. Wars. Sandburg, Carl. 1916. Chicago Poems
...of rods not yet dreamed out in the heads of men. In the old wars clutches of short swords and jabs into faces with spears. In the new wars long range guns and smashed...

6) poke 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...the wood or coal with a poker or stick. 5. Slang To strike; punch. 1. To make thrusts or jabs, as with a stick or poker. 2. To pry or meddle; intrude: poking into...

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