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  • It must have been like having someone stab you with an ivory letter-opener – probably not lethal but certainly painful.

    David Cameron is out of his tree | Simon Hoggart's sketch

  • Every identifiable Lord of the Rings weapon this side of Samwise's rabbit-skinning knife is available for sale, actually, many of them in full-size and letter-opener forms.

    Absolute Dorks Adore Fantasy Movie Props

  • It can only be a matter of time before someone, driven beyond endurance by 'Deck The Halls' or Slade, runs amok in W.H. Smith with a letter-opener or stabs 5 Poles or Slovaks to death in Lidl (three in the queue and two on the tills).

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  • It can only be a matter of time before someone, driven beyond endurance by 'Deck The Halls' or Slade, runs amok in W.H. Smith with a letter-opener or stabs 5 Poles or Slovaks to death in Lidl (three in the queue and two on the tills).

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  • Did they make a Superman letter-opener to go with it?

    Oh my

  • Every identifiable Lord of the Rings weapon this side of Samwise's rabbit-skinning knife is available for sale, actually, many of them in full-size and letter-opener forms.

    Absolute Dorks Adore Fantasy Movie Props

  • A large, gold letter-opener stuck out of his chest, and his shirt, the flowered carpet around him, and the white telephone gleamed with his blood.

    Slaying is Such Sweet Sorrow

  • “About eleven fifteen, right?” said Doug, collecting Edward Scissorhands scissors, an American Me letter-opener shiv, and a heavy Jurassic Park paperweight.

    The Town

  • “Here, you can use this,” said Fruen very obligingly, handing me a letter-opener.

    A Wanderer Plays on Muted Strings

  • Hajjaj used a letter-opener to cut up cushions to get cloth to wrap around Qutuz's leg.

    Rulers of the Darkness

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