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A remark intended to be witty, wounding, or provoking
“He directs his shafts against her.”
A ray of light or bolt of lightning
“He hurled it into the chest of the monster and the trident transformed itself into a shaft of lightning, exploding into the beast.”
A long, narrow part or section forming the handle of a tool or club, the body of a spear or arrow, or similar
“He shook the handle, causing the shaft to snap into place, and pulled the lever back until it clicked, and released it.”
A long, narrow, typically vertical hole that gives access to a mine, accommodates a lift in a building, or provides ventilation
“With the help of the schematics he had obtained earlier, he managed to shut off the security system and enter through a ventilation shaft - an air duct.”
Unfair or inadequate treatment of someone or something or an instance of this
“… the homeowners who were bought out are convinced they got the shaft in that deal.”
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