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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The pointy end of the spear/' as it is called, must contend with the scourge of improvised explosive devices and operate in urban areas where it is tough to tell friend from foe.
Then you should plant each separate clove between 2-3cm below the surface of the soil with the pointy end facing up (so the bulb sits just below the soil surface, but you can still see some of the top out of the soil).
He states in several places that if you aren't at the pointy end of the spear shooting and getting shot at you are not a "warrior.
Arya should have stuck him with Needle's pointy end.
When he teased his sister Arya: "First lesson: stick 'em with the pointy end.
Cloves should be planted just beneath the soil, with the pointy end sticking upwards to the sky.
The least we should offer the men and women that dedicate themselves at the pointy end of social assistance, working with the most vulnerable in our community, is security in their own jobs.
Store eggs with the pointy end down and the blunt end up.
At the moment sitting facing the pointy end may be the sensible option but when the work starts digging in drive-by-wire systems you should have plenty of hold up time to enjoy a quick kip.
3 Chattanooga, staying at the pointy end of the field all day.
Having worked with both communities, I found it interesting that the editors chose to black out information on certain systems used by the contractors, but not the quiet professionals on the pointy end of the spear.
We're glad Ford has seen fit to plumb it into the pointy end of a C-MAX.
I remember the first time I was hurled off the pointy end (and the pointy end was more pointy in them days).
In well-amended soil, sink garlic bulbs 2 inches deep and 3 to 6 inches apart, keeping the pointy end up.