Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A knife with a thin blade fixed by a tang in a wooden handle, used by shoemakers for cutting and paring leather.
“After him tagged a small white-headed boy, and after the boy, Willy Rose, with a sassafras-root and an old shoe-knife in his hands.”
“Uncle Remus had a board across his lap, and, armed with a mallet and a shoe-knife, was engaged in making shoe-pegs.”
“The little boy sat watching Uncle Remus sharpen his shoe-knife.”
“Horace, not very respectfully, as he ran back, shoe-knife in hand, to cut the watermelon.”
“Paul took from under the thwart an old shoe-knife which had been ground down to one third of its original width.”
“Got poisoned, very sharp shoe-knife and murderous thoughts.”
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