paper knife


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Noun1.paper knife - dull knife used to cut open the envelopes in which letters are mailed or to slit uncut pages of bookspaper knife - 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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paper knife

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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Anna answered a few words, but not foreseeing any entertainment from the conversation, she asked Annushka to get a lamp, hooked it onto the arm of her seat, and took from her bag a paper knife and an English novel.
She passed the paper knife over the window pane, then laid its smooth, cool surface to her cheek, and almost laughed aloud at the feeling of delight that all at once without cause came over her.
Barrington fidgeted for a moment with a paper knife.
She had worked methodically, rapidly, and well, emptying the drawers, clearing the tables in her special apartment of that big house, with something silently passionate in her thoroughness; taking everything belonging to her and some things of less unquestionable ownership, a jewelled penholder, an ivory and gold paper knife (the house was full of common, costly objects), some chased silver boxes presented by de Barral and other trifles; but the photograph of Flora de Barral, with the loving inscription, which stood on her writing desk, of the most modern and expensive style, in a silver-gilt frame, she neglected to take.
He had the big paper knife in his hand, and 'Mind, Dorcas,' he says, 'you'll have to be very respectful.
Sees paper knife on bureau, and with it cuts cover from book.
His tarnished brand reached a new low yesterday when he could not even make a decent stab at attacking Theresa May's Brexit policy, which a paper knife could fillet in two minutes.
A PAPER knife given to Sir Alf Ramsey in 1972 to mark the centenary of the FA Cup is just one of many treasured mementos that are being sold by the football hero's relatives at auction.
"The Whittling Handbook" is a delightful and profusely illustrated instruction book that will deftly guide the reader through the basics starting with straightforward projects such as a garden hand tool and paper knife, then progresses to more complex and intricate items such as a linked chain and whistle.
Hadrian's Wall on Tyneside will showcase a wealth of recently discovered items including arrowheads, a silver ring found at Wallsend, a paper knife found in Newcastle and made from the wood of the original Roman bridge, and an iron key from Benwell where about 50 volunteers worked on the site of the old Condercum Roman fort.
Along the way, Ruth, Edek and Bronia meet 14-year-old Jan, a boy who, years before, had met their father by chance and been given the family's precious paper knife, affectionately known as the Silver Sword.