Alpine spears are usually extremely long – 9 feet being typical. Length increases rang and accuracy. A hunter typically carries 2 to 4 spears. Iron tipped spears are rare except within the Katakanii tribe. The most prized weapons often contain ka spirits (often the spirits of predatory animals) which are capable of homing in on moving targets and defeating magical shields. The long, slim spears make poor close combat weapons; in hand to hand combat, an Alpine warrior would usually switch to a pair of dao.
Any sharp-pointed instrument, with or without barbs, used to capture and/or kill fish by penetrating the body. Usually a spear consists of a shaft with a sharp head or point. Spears may be hand-propelled or propelled with a spring or rubber band.
CBC jargon. To â€œdo a spearâ€ is to collect tape, espy interview clips, for another reporterâ€™s piece. The reference is to the knightâ€™s squire, supplying the gear to do battle. When you do spears, youâ€™re contributing to a greater cause, aw shucks.
a fishing tool used to retrieve pipe lost in a well. The spear is lowered down the hole and into the lost pipe. When weight, torque, or both are applied to the string to which the spear is attached, the slips in the spear expand and tightly grip the inside of the wall of the lost pipe. Then the string, spear, and lost pipe are pulled to the surface.