- n. Plural form of jack-knife.
“Then a third man came right in the same door and said, “Do you keep jack-knives?””
“Then another farmer would come in and say, “Do you keep jack-knives?””
“But this did occur many times, friends: A man would come onto the store, and say to me, “Do you keep jack-knives?””
“A tiny brick-floored room, half underground, with wine-sodden tables, and a photograph of a funeral inscribed ‘CREDIT EST MORT’; and red-sashed workmen carving sausage with big jack-knives; and Madame F., a splendid”
“Lying swathed in these pungent and peppery vapours, I played through my hours and days, my bed piled high with beads and comics, pressed flowers, old cartridges, jack-knives, sparking-plugs, locusts, and several stuffed linnets.”
“Snipe happened to be occupying one of the lower bunks, so we started there to cut the hole in the floor -- we had only a couple of old jack-knives to work with -- but after we got through the floor, we did the digging with our hands.”
“In many instances jack-knives, stones and glass were used if hammers, planes and saws could not be obtained.”
“Lecour remained, and shouldering a pedlar's pack, plodded about the country selling red handkerchiefs, sashes, and jack-knives to the peasantry.”
“Never so long as ship's biscuits continue to buckle the jack-knives of British seafarers will there be another weevil like Mnemosyne.”
“The great barn with its huge beams and fragrant mows of hay -- the sparkling brook whose shining shallows bathed my naked feet -- the broad meadow with its fence corners of luscious berries -- the old schoolhouse, whose desks are impressed with generations of jack-knives!”
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