Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Edged like a knife; tapering to a thin edge: specifically applied in entomology to a compressed abdomen when it presents a sharp edge on the ventral surface, as in certain Cynipidæ.
“The angel flexed his silver wings, the knife-edged feathers gleaming.”
“There have been tart knife-edged satires like Dr. Strangelove and weepy but powerful melodramas like On the Beach.”
“When the soldiers reached the knife-edged passage, he was prompted to warn them.”
“Except Kiloliana, who knew back-trails up the precipitous walls, no man could win to the gorge save by advancing across a knife-edged ridge.”
“And again the knife-edged passage was disputed, and again they fell back to the beach.”
“More than a hundred hopefuls would try the same knife-edged Hornli ridge, the most popular route, and there is room on the steep rock for safe passage of but one party at a time.”
“His feature-length art films, lavishly shot and propped and edited, veer from images of a classic-car demolition derby in the Chrysler Building, to a gorgeous amputee slicing potatoes with her knife-edged prostheses, to melted Vaseline pouring down a chute at the Guggenheim Museum.”
““A culinary argument between a brother and sister about whether to use butter or margarine turned violent, resulting in an attack with a knife-edged barbecue spatula.””
““A culinary argument between a brother and sister about whether to use butter or margarine turned violent , resulting in an attack with a knife-edged barbecue spatula.””
“It must have an appetite knife-edged and never satisfied.”
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