The Chinese also are known for something called “spear phishing.”
But Rivera said that when McCain moved right on immigration, “it was like he threw a spear in my heart.”
The CIA, Obama said in a speech Monday at agency headquarters in Langley, is “the tip of the spear.”
Think of John McCain, who remains a spear for Republican senators.
In some versions of that story, the spear is the first weapon George tries.
When they were all drunk she mounted her war-horse, leaning her head upon her spear.
Among the latter I found the name of Mrs. Goodridge and Mr. spear.
And Saul cast the spear; for he said, "I will smite David even to the wall."
And only Gungnir, the spear of Odin, might slay Gulveig, who was not of mortal race.
The figures were of straw, and no wonder yielded so readily to the spear.
Old English spere, from Proto-Germanic *speri (cf. Old Norse spjör, Old Saxon, Old Frisian sper, Dutch speer, Old High German sper, German Speer "spear"), from PIE root *sper- "spear, pole" (cf. Old Norse sparri "spar, rafter," and perhaps also Latin sparus "hunting spear").
"sprout of a plant," 1540s, variant of spire.
1755, from spear (n.1). Related: Speared; spearing.