lance of pain

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jacdac

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What does lance mean in this extract from Lisey's Story by Stephen King ?

Before she got out of her car, Lisey touched her left breast lightly with her right hand, wincing in advance at the bright lance of pain she expected. All she felt was a faint throb.

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  • PaulQ

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    English - England
    a lance - (i) a old weapon - a long wooden shaft with a pointed metal head, esp. one used by a knight. (ii) a penetrating jab;
    bright - acute; sudden; sharp
     
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