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put to the sword

To kill; slay.
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STOKE have lost their defensive discipline in recent weeks and they could be put to the sword by improving Newcastle at St James' Park today, writes Dan Childs.
ANARCHY REIGNS (PS3) SEASONED multiplayer gamers will be no strangers to heading online to puff out their chests and show off all the shooting or scrapping skills that they've learned in singleplayer mode, only to be put to the sword before they've had time to lock and load.
CAMMELL LAIRD were put to the sword in the Evo-Stik League First Division North going down 7-0 at Bamber Bridge.
But in order for his side to continue to make a statement in the top flight, Pardew feels that Stoke must be put to the sword in the Potteries this evening.
The West Indies attack was put to the sword and only all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, with figures of 0-36 from eight overs, escaped heavy punishment.
Nant will be aiming for a bonus point win this afternoon at Colwyn Bay, who were put to the sword 63-6 last week by Caernarfon, while Mold make the journey
The Asian qualifiers were put to the sword 52-7 by Canada but improved markedly as the day went on, putting in a brave effort in a 12-10 reverse against Brazil - Chitchanok Yusri touching down in each half - before Spain were made to work extremely hard for a 19-12 success.
They were put to the sword as Mickael (far right) made sure of the points by sweeping home McHale's cross in 68 minutes.
Nadal was back in action just three days after his astonishing three-set rout of World No 1 Federer in Paris, but there was no hangover here as Jonas Bjorkman was put to the sword 6-2, 6-2.
Shropshire's bowlers were put to the sword as Cornwall completed an emphatic eight-wicket victory at St Austell.
All political enemies of Marius were cruelly put to the sword, and the heads of slain senators, consuls, and praetors were put on public exhibit in the forum.
Or that it would be joined by militant Islamist groups, a move once considered unthinkable, since the Left had always regarded Islam as a relic of feudalism and Islamists regard leftists as atheist enemies who should be put to the sword.
In the following century, many Pharisees were put to the sword for their beliefs.
The Borders can start making plans for Parker Pen rugby next season after being put to the sword at Rodney Parade last night.
That was their second win on the bounce against Ulster opposition after Armagh were put to the sword at the Athletic Grounds previously.