Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small metal bar between two supports, or some similar contrivance, on which the blade of a carving-knife and the steel part of a carving-fork may be rested after use at the table, so that they may not soil the table-cloth.
  • n. Abench for holding cutlery to a grindstone, or for supporting the knives of a harvester while being sharpened.

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Examples

  • He transferred some personal items from his old pouch and case to the new one-his pens and knife, some small money, the unicorn knife-rest that he carried as a luck-piece'ran a comb through his unruly hair, glanced at the result in the mirror, and sighed.

    Tran Siberian

  • It was only when the knife-rest was his that Kellen gave it a good look, and discovered it wasn't a two-headed horse at all-but a two-headed unicorn, the horns worn down by much handling to mere nubs.

    Tran Siberian

  • "That there's a knife-rest, sor," said the ugliest cheerful man — or the cheerfullest ugly man — Kellen had ever seen.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • It was only when the knife-rest was his that Kellen gave it a good look, and discovered it wasn't a two-headed horse at all — but a two-headed unicorn, the horns worn down by much handling to mere nubs.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • He transferred some personal items from his old pouch and case to the new one — his pens and knife, some small money, the unicorn knife-rest that he carried as a luck-piece — ran a comb through his unruly hair, glanced at the result in the mirror, and sighed.

    The Outstretched Shadow

  • Put the carving-knife, fork, and steel, by the principal dish, and also a knife-rest, if one be used.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy For the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School

  • "That there's a knife-rest, sor," said the ugliest cheerful man-or the cheerfullest ugly man"Kellen had ever seen.

    Tran Siberian

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