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  • Then, in some sort of linguistic example of the transitive property, you get the dull-edged and cockamamie logic of: if the French are weak, and the people who don't support your war are weak, then the people who don't support your war, well they must be French!

    E. A. Hanks: The War on Language

  • "Nakamura Katana," Kouichi's two-minute silent movie that tells the story of a samurai tricked into buying a dull-edged sword, was first released in 1917.

    90 year old anime discovered

  • But the calculator is much more a dull-edged hatchet than a scalpel.

    NY Gov. Paterson's Budget Calculator: a Case Study in Pretend Participation

  • Close against the white blind hung a bird-cage, clearly silhouetted, every wire, perch, and appurtenance distinct and recognisable, even to yesterday's dull-edged lump of sugar.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • She was referring to her fish knives, those offspring of a butter knife and a spatula that have a notch in their palettes, causing their dull-edged blades to resemble a woman's lips in a

    A tale of two fish knives

  • He never liked to see me mend pens; my knife was always dull-edged — my hand, too, was unskilful; I hacked and chipped.

    Villette

  • The floor was too solid, the walls were sided with moldings, and in places along it, constricting the space further, dull-edged hooks jutted from the walls.

    Time Streams

  • Then he was handed a dull-edged wooden sword and a shield and found himself facing his trainer.

    Wagers of Sin

  • The final knife was a T - handled thing like a corkscrew, but the blade was shaped exactly like the spear-point dagger-except that the whole blade was only three inches long and the inch closest to the handle was little more than a dull-edged, narrow rectangular bar.

    Time Scout

  • There were dull-edged silhouettes rather than faces clustered all around her.

    Black Friday

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