pointy end

pointy end

n. [of a ship] the bow. (Jocular term heard on cruise ships.) The dining room is up at the pointy end.
See also: end, pointy
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We're often accused in the media of talking the game down but we're as positive as the pointy end of a Duracell compared to those within it.
In well-amended soil, sink garlic bulbs 2 inches deep and 3 to 6 inches apart, keeping the pointy end up.
Indeed, travelling up the pointy end is a huge honour, especially when the state (in my case, the taxpayer) is paying, and in Bahrain's case, the budget blow-out means sacrifices across the board.
We're glad Ford has seen fit to plumb it into the pointy end of a C-MAX.
St Tropez harbour POINTY end thrusting forward to the camera, the length of the ship ranging down the quayside - it's the classic photo of a cruise ship I always try to nail at some point on a trip at sea.
But Greece definitely got the pointy end of the policy.
Malaysia Airlines has joined the rising ranks of airlines depending on online auctions to fill unfilled seats at the pointy end of their planes.
Virgin Atlantic used just the one pair of Google Glass in the trial and was only used to check in passengers flying at the pointy end of the plane.
In the wrong hands, the pointy end of a cone can be lethal.
Once you've created your basic flick with the angled liner, it's easy to go back and extend or thicken it with the pointy end of the nib - it's super precise.
In other words, the troop at the pointy end of the spear generally had to set aside his primary weapon in order to employ the nonlethal option.
The best seats on a Boeing 777 might not be at the pointy end of the plane, they could in fact be the 'secret' bunk beds nestled upstairs above the economy section.
With several strong finishes on the Formula Kart TaG weekends, Ralston was able to march his way to the pointy end of the overall point standings where he finished second in the overall title chase.
It was in fact the eighth episode of season one, The Pointy End, where a disgraced Selmy storms out of Kings Landing after being relieved of his role by King Joffrey.
Push through until the pointy end comes out at the dense cluster of lines where Orphism is snuggling up to such utopian developments as De Stijl, Suprematism, and the Machine Aesthetic.