tobacco-cutter love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A machine for shaving tobacco-leaves into shreds for smoking or chewing.
  • n. A knife for cutting pieces from a plug of tobacco; a tobaccoknife.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The two show-cases on the counter were full of pipes of all kinds, and cigars and tobacco and cigarettes, and piled on the shelves were boxes of cigars and jars and tins of tobacco, and on the wooden top of the counter between the two show-cases stood a tobacco-cutter and a little pair of scales with a scoop lying beside it and little iron weights in a box.

    The Old Tobacco Shop A True Account of What Befell a Little Boy in Search of Adventure

  • 'To the guillotine with them!' cried the bilious little octavo, and then I saw that my tobacco-cutter had been extemporised into the deadly engine.

    Prose Fancies

  • Polish girl, glanced at the tobacco-cutter and went on with her work.

    A Cigarette-Maker's Romance

  • Cossack tobacco-cutter, whose real name is lost in the gloom of many dim wanderings?

    A Cigarette-Maker's Romance

  • Kate was now formally installed as housekeeper and tobacco-cutter; while Charley was told that his future destiny was to wield the quill in the service of the Hudson's Bay Company, and that he might take a week to think over it.

    The Young Fur Traders

  • Kate was now formally installed as housekeeper and tobacco-cutter; while Charley was told that his future destiny was to wield the quill in the service of the Hudson's Bay

    The Young Fur Traders

  • A row of pigeon-holes along the walls was filled with letters and papers; the rafters were hung with saddles and harness; a tobacco-cutter and a jar of tobacco stood on the table, side by side with some formidable-looking knives, used for cutting the sheep's feet when they became diseased; whips and guns stood in every corner; nails and saws filled up a lot of boxes on the table, and a few samples of wool hung from a rope that was stretched across the room.

    Outback Marriage, an : a story of Australian life

  • "Before that lame duck in the fo'c'sle stuck his tobacco-cutter into my jaw.

    The Captain of the Kansas

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