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death angel

Origin of death angel
First recorded in 1785-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The men knew their deadly peril, knew that the tip of the wand in the death angel's hand was brushing their cheeks.

  • Then, in the presence of the death angel, Jean sang for the girl's long sleeping.

  • This was my first experience of the grief and desolation that follows the reaping of the death angel.

    Solaris Farm Milan C. Edson
  • "Or, you may prefer the automatic tontine Policy with ball-bearings," continued the death angel.

    People You Know George Ade
  • Nearly every home has at some time had a call from the death angel.

    Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
  • And above them, laden with poppy and with laurels, floats the death angel pointing out the way.

    Artist and Public Kenyon Cox
  • Judging from your running last night, you have wind enough to outstrip the death angel.

    A King of Tyre James M. Ludlow
  • The death angel is generally met with more calmness by the dying than by surviving friends.

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