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 Dagger-scene in the House of Commons.Daggers Drawn (At). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Daggers.
 
To speak daggers, To look daggers. To speak or look so as to wound the sensibilities.   1
        “I will speak daggers to her; but will use none.”—Shakespeare: Hamlet, iii. 2.
 


 Dagger-scene in the House of Commons.Daggers Drawn (At). 

 
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