from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who cuts teeth in files; a file-maker.
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About a year after his removal he had occasion to speak to the file-cutter, and sought him at the Lamb, where a number of Count
(What does it profit a file-cutter if he gains his master's whole capital and loses his own life?)
The file-cutter put out a hand with fingers prodigiously long and thin, and deftly parted both Little's eyelids with his finger and thumb, so as to show the whole eye.
In his heart he went with the file-cutter: but his understanding encumbered him.
I have also repeatedly seen a file-cutter eat his dinner with his filthy poisoned fingers, and so send the poison home by way of salt to a fool's bacon.
"The file-cutter never lives the span of life allotted to man.