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  • n. Alternative spelling of flick knife.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button


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  • Blowing up those bridges then, considering the film as a purely autotelic artwork, it is quite possible, I'd argue, to read the work as dealing wholly with symbols and the relationships between them: a deserted Metro station; a flick-knife; a murder; a deserted tower-block; a wife; a police commissioner; a strangler; and so on.

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  • The setting is uncannily deserted but for these two and the conversation rich with non sequiturs, but the real quirk comes when the flick-knife is laid down on a seat behind them only to have disappeared when they next turn to look for it.

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  • In the opening scene, a commuter waiting in an otherwise empty Metro station is disconcerted by a conversation with a character played by Gerard Depardieu, in which the latter talks of his dreams of murder and displays a potential weapon -- a flick-knife.

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  • Depardieu's flick-knife is stuck in his stomach, and the dying man's description of his attacker is pointedly applicable to Depardieu.

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  • He led his raiders in through a window he opened with the tip of his flick-knife.

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  • Naldo slit the envelope with the flick-knife he always kept nearby, together with the pistol and spare ammunition.

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  • What of that exquisite beast of prey, Clare Ronsard, who keeps a flick-knife and an automatic pistol in her bedside drawer?

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  • Our blissful Parklands, the envy of the world, are but the throw of a flick-knife away.

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  • CHORUS removes the flick-knife from his pocket during the next verse.

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  • He picks up the flick-knife, wipes it on his top and uses it to clean under his fingernails.

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