knife-sharpener love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which sharpens a knife; specifically, an instrument for sharpening table-knives by drawing the blade between two steel edges.


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  • My great-grandfather Seamus O'Faolin Queenan briefly worked as a disreputable knife-sharpener and was named in a class-action suit by a man believed to be Jack the Ripper.

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  • Here the toothless knife-sharpener used to set up his coughing, smoking wheel.

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  • Bollywood has the best paean to these knifey heroes in Jaya Bhaduri's knife-sharpener cameo in the 1973 hit 'Zanjeer.'

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  • Some years ago I had lunch with the president of a knife-sharpener company, and he told me the following story:

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  • Three years ago Craig Claiborne, former food editor of The New York Times, happened to meet the owner of the Edgecraft knife-sharpener company.

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  • The knife-sharpener signals his approach with a special whistle.

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  • A parade perhaps, or the Banda Sinfónica trying their hand at Wagner or Bizet, the Indian flute of the knife-sharpener, the pneumatic drill, the hammers, the antiphonal dogs … someone singing below.

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  • He extracted an ice-pick and a knife-sharpener from the sack, filed the point of the ice-pick a few times and then tested it with his thumb.

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  • A few more people began to appear, here a fruit peddler setting his wares on tables, there a fellow hurrying along with a big roll of parchments under his arm and a sketch-board slung across his back, a knife-sharpener oiling the shaft of his grinding wheel on its barrow.

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  • Everyone wants to know the name of a good electric knife-sharpener.

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