Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A knife used in the chase, sometimes to kill the game, but more commonly to skin and cut it up. See break, v. t., 12.

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Examples

  • Arctic, strange stone lamps, passing in trade from tribe to tribe, no one knew whence, and, once, a hunting-knife of English make; and here, Subienkow knew, was the school in which to learn geography.

    Lost Face

  • His weight was probably ninety pounds, with the heavy hunting-knife thrown in, and his grizzled hair told of a prime which had ceased to be.

    In a Far Country

  • Whereat the man was determined to have his life, only Black Leclère, with ominous eyes and naked hunting-knife, stepped in between.

    BÂTARD

  • He lowered it and drew his hunting-knife from its beaded sheath at his hip.

    LOVE OF LIFE

  • He sat down and awkwardly shuffled the bunch about on his knees, until he got it resting on his palm with the sulphur ends projecting, somewhat in the manner the blade of a hunting-knife would project when clutched in the fist.

    First Version of To Build A Fire

  • "Then I shall kill you," Corliss went on, in the same calm, passionless way, at the same time drawing his hunting-knife from its sheath.

    CHAPTER 25

  • With his hunting-knife he slashed the straps from his pack, unrolled his blanket, and got out dry socks and footgear.

    First Version of To Build A Fire

  • She drew his great hunting-knife, gazed reverently along the keen edge, half tempted to try it with her thumb, and shot it into place in its new home.

    The Sun of the Wolf

  • 'No klooch of yours,' I repeats, while his face went black and his hand began dropping to his hunting-knife.

    SIWASH

  • Avery Van Brunt laughed, knocked the ashes out of his pipe, and put it carefully away with the pouch, and loosened the hunting-knife in its sheath at his hip.

    IN THE FOREST OF THE NORTH

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