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    shaft sg. - die Spitze sg.

    Examples/ definitions with source references
    "eine Spitze" -- Substantiv im Zusammenhang mit Dictionary: spitze ("eine spitze Bemerkung" == "a pointed remark").

    "shaft" --
    "4 A shaft of wit or humour is a clever or amusing remark, especially one made as an attack ..." (Collins/Cobuild English Language Ditionary).
    AuthorDü'nnahmoh29 Apr 09, 21:45
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    shaft

    fig. -

    die Spitze

    fig.

    Context/ examples
    M-W
    1 shaft
    4 b: a scornful, satirical, or pithily critical remark or attack

    AHD
    shaft
    2 b. Informal A scornfully satirical comment; a barb

    OALD
    shaft
    7 ~ of sth (formal) a clever remark that is intended to upset or annoy sb: a shaft of wit

    CALD
    shaft (REMARK)
    noun [C] LITERARY
    a clever remark, especially one that is intended as an attack on someone or something:
    John came out with an unexpected shaft of wit/wisdom.

    DWDS
    Spitze, die; -, -n
    6. boshafte Anspielung, Anzüglichkeit: eine deutliche, persönliche, versteckte S.; er fühlte die S. in ihren Worten; eine S. parieren; umg. Spitzen austeilen (bissige Anspielungen machen); er schrieb Verse mit amüsanten Spitzen gegen die Denkfaulheit der Zeitgenossen

    Bertelsmann
    Spit|ze [f. 11]
    8 [übertr.] boshafte Anspielung, anzügliche Bemerkung; eine gegen jmdn. gerichtete S.; sich gegen jmds. ~n wehren
    Comment
    Supported.

    @Dü'nnahmoh: Please provide several references in both languages for your proposals as required by the submission form.
    #1Authororeg (353563) 30 Apr 09, 10:16
     
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