from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A knife of curved or crescent form for cutting leather, the edge being on the convex side, and the handle being attached to the middle of the concavity. It is one of the oldest tools known, and is much used in harness-making.


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  • “Well, it’s awfully like the leather-knife, don’t you think, that the Ripper is supposed to be using?”

    The Rising of the Moon

  • “Do you think you’d have seen a thing no bigger than a leather-knife at that distance?”

    The Rising of the Moon


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