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- n. A non-serrated table knife with a dull edge and rounded point, designed for spreading butter on a piece of bread without tearing it.
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- n. a small knife with a dull blade; for cutting or spreading butter
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I start to shake my head—I would rather be eviscerated with a butter knife on the bench right now than cross-examine Delia—but Chris Hamilton grabs my arm.