letter opener

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Noun1.letter opener - dull knife used to cut open the envelopes in which letters are mailed or to slit uncut pages of booksletter opener - dull knife used to cut open the envelopes in which letters are mailed or to slit uncut pages of books
knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
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Despite its micro size, it comes complete with a comb, nail file, bottle opener, two screwdrivers, letter opener and a beard ruler.
He was hit with an oar, stabbed with a letter opener, strangled with an extension cord and struck with an air pistol by the men.
You recoil, unsure whether to shove the letter back in the mailbox, douse the post with kerosene and set it aflame, or to take the letter to your kitchen, retrieve a letter opener and slit your wrist with it.
It didn't end well for him, with a letter opener in the neck.
Nine chances out of ten, you will be unable to open the flap without a tear, even with the help of a letter opener. What is worse is that the letter is stapled to the envelope and you can only detach it after a chipped fingernail.
Curry thought that King and the NAACP were tracking her in the 1950s after which at a New York City book signing in 1958, Curry walked up to King and stabbed him with a letter opener.
A MAN begging to pay off his drug debts was arrested - after police found a letter opener up his sleeve.
The letter opener, pencil holder, paper tray, and other pieces similarly elevate the minutiae of desk work.
Other tables hold select items: recipe box, trowel, letter opener and more, each waiting to show us details of Vivienne's life.
A letter opener sliced her hand, not her mother's "I love you." The cuts opening on her arms as she walks through her high school were already there, but it's not working.
Horn-handle magnifying glass with letter opener from Manchester, Ltd, $168; bone handle magnifying glass, $45; and nautical rope magnifying glass, $45; Swatches Fabric & Design, 5268 Old Hwy.