Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tool used by the drillers of oil-wells to cut the rope when the tool at the lower end becomes fast in the well.

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Examples

  • She checked over her harness again-wire-scissors, bolts, spikes, rope-knife, preknotted ties, all sized for her large, stubby -hands-and stared out over the obstacle course she herself had set up.

    The Black Gryphon

  • She leapt to the sandstone boulder with a growl, and drew her rope-knife on the surprised mage hiding behind it.

    The Black Gryphon

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