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- n. A knife for cutting and serving fish at table.
- n. A table knife with spatula-shaped blade designed for eating fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish-carver.
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So she did-the next course was fish, and even though she actually knew what the fish-knife and fish-fork looked like, she reached for the ones she'd used for the salad.
One of these was when Morton, red and exultant, came lugging home a mammoth express package, with Molly, fish-knife in hand, dancing about him like some crazy Apache squaw about a war-captive, though she was only impatient to cut the cord.
_ Jacquot, _who has just begun to strop a fish-knife, realizes that he has been outdone in devilry, and gives it back to the waiter.
Instantly she had slammed the panels together; and before he could reopen them had armed herself with a huge, glittering fish-knife.
"She shall not be married in the teeth of evil fortune, if I have to murder the Dragon Painter with my fish-knife!"
[Footnote: The articles were -- a silver coffee-pot and stand, a silver plated tea-pot, a silver cream-jug, do. fish-knife, and half-a-dozen do. dessert spoons.] and request they may be appropriated to the furtherance of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus
American manufacturers have not as yet made a salt free from foreign flavors and suitable to delicate cookery; its peculiar fishy flavor is objectionable, and gives to bread a taste that leads the eater thereof to imagine it had been sliced with a fish-knife.
On Lil's silken bosom reposed a diamond-and-platinum pin the size and general contour of a fish-knife.
But if you will have the truth: the fish-knife business by all means.
P.S. -- I open this to tell you that such a gorgeous fish-knife, with our monograms upon it, has just arrived from Mrs. Preston, my father's old friend.
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