Today this word is often used to refer to what a person is wearing. “I like your outfit.”
But in most cases, when you see the word “outfit” in the Thirsty Dust Project, it means a ranch or landholding of some sort. “He was working for the Circle Cross outfit.”
Sometimes is is used to refer to a certain aspect of a person’s personality or character. “He was a hard working outfit.”
Dagger is slang for a cactus in the Yucca family. The reason is clear. If you get too close, you get stabbed.