Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A knife or dagger; specifically, a long, straight double-edged weapon carried in the middle ages by persons not of the military class, as on journeys, or by foot-soldiers and attendants on a camp.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A knife; a dagger.
- French (Wiktionary)
“Ohé les tueurs, à la balle ou au couteau tuez vite!”
“Terms & Expressions: être dans le brouillard = to be in the dark (unaware) brouillard "à couper au couteau" (fog "to cut with a knife") = peasouper (or very thick fog)”
“Ohé les tueurs, à la balle ou au couteau tuez vite !”
“I jumped out of the carriage, pitched fraternity to the devil, and, betwixt desperation and something very like shame, began to cut away with a couteau de chasse, which I had provided in case of necessity. —”
“This was crossed by another shoulder belt, to which was hung a hunting knife, or couteau de chasse.”
““And is he as ready with the gun as with the couteau?” said”
“Oui, prenez un couteau, retirez-en la lame et le manche, il vous reste le concept.”
“His walking boots were of cordovan leather; his cloak of good Scottish grey, which served to conceal a whinger, or couteau de chasse, that hung at his belt, and was his only offensive weapon, for he carried in his hand but a rod of holly.”
“Une japonaise avec son accent a couper au couteau reconnait meme "B" la ou d'autre me prenne pour un "L mort vivant" ...”
“They plunged headlong (and uttering the most frightful bad language) into some pit where Jack came with his smart couteau de chasse and whipped their brutal heads off.”
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These words are from Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, 1747-48
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