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gad: sharp spike; applied to a stylus Tit. IV. i. 103 “I . . . with a gad of steel will write these words” ; phrase “upon the gad,” suddenly Lr. I. ii. 26 “All this done Upon the !” (cf. ‘on the spur of the moment’).
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