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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sti*let"to
  1. A kind of dagger with a slender, rounded, and pointed blade.
  2. A pointed instrument for making eyelet holes in embroidery.
  3. A beard trimmed into a pointed form.(Obs)"The very quack of fashions, the very he that Wears a stiletto on his chin." [Ford.]

Etymology: It., dim. of stilo a dagger, fr. L. stilus a pointed instrument. See Style for writing, and cf. Stylet

verb Sti*let"to
To stab or kill with a stiletto.
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  1. A small dagger with a tapered blade

Borrowing from Italian stiletto.

  1. A short sharp knife or dagger-like weapon intended for stabbing.
  2. A rapier.
  3. An awl.
  4. A woman's shoe with a tall, slender heel (called a stiletto heel).
  5. A beard trimmed into a pointed form.

stiletto was also found in the following language(s): Dutch, Italian, and Spanish

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Past life for Stiletto born Sep 22, 1972

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1800. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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