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  1. use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; as, table knife, drawing knife, putty knife, pallet knife, pocketknife, penknife, chopping knife, etc.. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A sword or dagger. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To prune with the knife. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cut or stab with a knife. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Fig.: To stab in the back; to try to defeat by underhand means, esp. in politics; to vote or work secretly against (a candidate of one's own party). Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A cutting instrument with a sharp-edged steel blade set in a handle; a sharp-edged blade in a machine. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To stab with a knife. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. An instrument for cutting, consisting of a blade sharpened on one or both edges set in a handle. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  13. Instrument with sharp blade. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  14. An instrument for cutting: a sword or dagger:-pl. KNIVES,. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. An instrument for cutting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A blade, set in a handle, for cutting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. An instrument with a sharp edge for cutting; a sword or dagger. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. 1. The knives of the Egyptians, and of other nations in early times, were probably only of hard stone, and the use of the flint or stone knife was sometimes retained for sacred purposes after the introduction of iron and steel. 2. In their meals the Jews, like other Orientals, made little use of knives, but they were required both for slaughtering animals, either for food or sacrifice, and for cutting up the carcass. ( Leviticus 7:33 Leviticus 7:34 ; Leviticus 8:15 Leviticus 8:20 Leviticus 8:25 ; 9:13 ; Numbers 18:18 ; 1 Samuel 9:24 ) etc. 3. Smaller knives were in use for paring fruit (Josephus) and for sharpening pens. ( Jeremiah 36:23 ) 4. The razor was often used for Nazarite purposes, for which a special chamber was reserved in the temple. ( Numbers 6:5 Numbers 6:9 Numbers 6:19 ; Ezekiel 5:1 ), etc. 5. The pruning-hooks of ( Isaiah 18:5 ) were probably curved knives. 6. The lancets of the priests of Baal were doubtless pointed knives. ( 1 Kings 18:28 ) biblestudytools.com
  19. Heb. hereb, "the waster," a sharp instrument for circumcision ( Joshua 5:2 Joshua 5:3 , lit. "knives of flint;" Compare Exodus 4:25 ); a razor ( Ezekiel 5:1 ); a graving tool ( Exodus 20:25 ); an axe ( Ezekiel 26:9 ). biblestudytools.com
  20. Heb. maakeleth, a large knife for slaughtering and cutting up food ( Genesis 22:6 Genesis 22:10 ; Proverbs 30:14 ). biblestudytools.com
  21. Heb. sakkin, a knife for any purpose, a table knife ( Proverbs 23:2 ). biblestudytools.com
  22. Heb. mahalaph, a butcher's knife for slaughtering the victims offered in sacrifice ( Ezra 1:9 ). biblestudytools.com
  23. Smaller knives (Heb. ta'ar, Jeremiah 36:26 ) were used for sharpening pens. The pruning-knives mentioned in Isaiah 18:5 (Heb. mizmaroth) were probably curved knives. These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible DictionaryBibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Knife". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  24. n[=i]f, n. an instrument for cutting: a sword or dagger:--pl. KNIVES (n[=i]vz).--v.t. to stab with a knife: (Amer.) to try to destroy a political candidate's chances by a treacherous attack.--ns. KNIFE'-AND-FORK', a trencherman; KNIFE'-BOARD, a board on which knives are cleaned: (coll.) the seat running along the top of an omnibus; KNIFE'-BOY, a boy employed in cleaning knives; KNIFE'-EDGE (mech.), a sharp piece of steel like a knife's edge serving as the axis of a balance, &c.; KNIFE'-GRIND'ER, one who grinds or sharpens knives; KNIFE'-MON'EY, a knife-shaped bronze currency formerly used in China; KNIFE'-REST, a glass or metal utensil on which to rest a carving-knife or fork; KNIFE'-TRAY, a tray for holding knives.--WAR TO THE KNIFE, mortal combat. [A.S. cníf: Ger. kneif, knife, kneifen, to nip.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. A cutting instrument, used in surgery to divide the soft parts, and which only differs from the bistouri or scalpel in being usually larger. The most common knives are the following: Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  26. (pl. knives), & v.t. (-fed). Blade with sharpened longitudinal edge fixed in handle either rigidly, as in table, carving, -k., or with joint, as in pocket-k., used as cutting instrument or as weapon; (of malicious or vindictive person) get a k. into (person); war to the k., relentless war; blade forming part of machine, as in turnip-cutter &c.; the k., surgical operations, as have a horror of the k.; before you can say k., very quickly or suddenly; play a good k. & fork, eat heartily; k.-board (on which kk. are cleaned); k.-boy (employed to clean table-kk.); k.-edge, edge of k., wedge of hard steel on which pendulum &c. oscillates; k.-grinder, itinerant sharpener of kk.&c., one who grinds kk. &c. in process of making; k.-machine (for cleaning kk.); k.-rest, metal or glass support for carving-k. or -fork at table; (v.t.) cut, stab, with k. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A cutting instrument, consisting of a thin sharp-edged blade of steel sunk in or fastened to a handle, of various forms and names according to its purpose and use— pocket or pen-knife; table or carving knife; paper knife; guillotine, &c.;— a dagger; a poniard; any killing instrument; hence, death by slaughter. Cabinet Dictionary

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