chopping-knife love


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A knife, usually curved and with a cross-handle, for mincing meat and other food.


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  • All social problems erect their interrogation point around this chopping-knife.

    Les Miserables

  • Besides these things there are a few absolute necessaries, — lacquer or wooden bowls for food and sake, a chopping-board and rude chopping-knife, a cleft-stick for burning strips of birch-bark, a triply-cleft stick for supporting the potsherd in which, on rare occasions, they burn

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • For the moisture mixes with the dry food, and by the assistance of the natural heat and spirits cuts the nourishment far smaller than any cleaver or chopping-knife, to the end that every part of it may be exactly fitted to each part of the body, not applied, as they would have it, to little vessels and pores, but united and incorporated with the whole substance.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • But do it yourself, without the help of a chopping-knife, mallet, or axe, — as wolves, bears, and lions do, who kill and eat at once.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • He has a good supply of spears and bows and arrows for hunting, a parang, or chopping-knife, and an axe-for the stone age has passed away here, owing to the commercial enterprise of the Bugis and other Malay races.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • In fine weather the greater part of them are quietly enjoying themselves — some are sleeping under the shadow of the sails; others, in little groups of three or four, are talking or chewing betel; one is making a new handle to his chopping-knife, another is stitching away at a new pair of trousers or a shirt, and all are as quiet and well-conducted as on board the best-ordered English merchantman.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • I them got a chopping-knife, and carefully moving my insect nets, which hung just over the snake and prevented me getting a free blow, I cut him quietly across the back, holding him down while my boy with another knife crushed his head.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • Just above the torch a chopping-knife was fastened by a short cord.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • After they had left, our men observed from their concealment that three had stayed behind with a small boat; and being driven to desperation by the sight of the plundering, one brave fellow swam off armed only with his parang, or chopping-knife, and coming on them unawares made a desperate attack, killing one and wounding the other two, receiving himself numbers of slight wounds, and then swimming off again when almost exhausted.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • No one heard this because of the noise of the chopping-knife.

    Household Tales


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