Origin of double-edged
Examples from the Web for double-edged
Thanksgiving may be about family, but that comes with an intimidating collection of double-edged swords.
But this public awareness of ED has been a double-edged sword.
As a tool of social activism, plague functions as a double-edged sword.Ebola Rages in West Africa, Reigniting Humanity’s Oldest Fear: The Plague|Scott Bixby|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's also a double-edged sword that could hurt local Democrats and Republicans alike.
He can wield energy as a weapon now, but it is already proving a double-edged sword.Putin’s Patriotism is Phony, His Desperation is Real|Andrew Nagorski|April 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The knife is double-edged, made of a flint, and has a wooden haft, inlaid with mother of pearl.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1|Hubert Howe Bancroft
It was a double-edged blade, and one small screw from Dr. Miller's junk box served to hold it.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
Near by was the guard-house with its grated windows, its iron bars being an appropriate design of double-edged swords and spears.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
It had a hilt of gold and a belt of silver, and its point was double-edged.
The Circassians are wonderfully expert in the use of fire-arms, and of their double-edged daggers.Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c.|Xavier Hommaire de Hell