Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of knifing.

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Examples

  • The opening "knifings" are 8th grade level home movie quality.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • “We'll see,” his father said, his attention focused not on the boy but on the police blotter, with its bland recitation of arrests for local offenses ranging from traffic violations to knifings on what used to be the main street of town, five blocks from his store.

    The Blue Jay

  • Computer-generated videos and interactive maps show a leafy high-rise metropolis and international trade hub emerging in Kashgar, where 21 people were killed in three days of bombings, knifings and police shootings beginning July 30.

    'Silk Road' Plan for Xinjiang Makes for a Rough Tapestry

  • It is an obvious fallacy to equate baseball bats, knives and guns due to the fact that each has the potential to create fatal harm while ignoring the likelihood of that harm, the propensity to harm more than 1 person (not many drive by knifings or innocent bystanders killed by stray baseball bats) and the general availability of similar, unrestrictable tools.

    Matthew Yglesias » Checks and Balances

  • Britain is already a pretty shitty and nasty country, what with knifings, ASBOs, CCTV cameras, national alcoholism, superlative soccer hooliganism, insularity, and the rest of it.

    Matthew Yglesias » Culture and Size and Scope of Government

  • "Ice House Lane has always been a dark, dangerous thoroughfare—the scene of quiet knifings innumerable" begins Loring Brent's "The Master Magician" 1933.

    The Case of the Missing Adventure Story

  • I should have liked to know more of that dangerous thoroughfare, but "quiet knifings" is fine.

    The Case of the Missing Adventure Story

  • By 1969, machine-gun attacks, bombings and knifings were routine in Jerusalem.

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • There are stabbings, drillings, knifings, an operation and a great number of other bloody ways to go.

    KillerKiller (2007)

  • The Glasgow career criminal who had survived many stretches in prison, who ran with the razor gangs and the hard men, who had inflicted and had suffered knifings and beatings and killings and sadistic warders and a sadistic childhood, sat stone still, staring in any direction but that of the photo, his face as weeping wet as the walls of the prison cells.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

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