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  • n. Plural form of penknife.


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  • That was more like one of those promotional keychain penknives they give out at NPR seminars.

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  • At Singapore, there are hundreds of Chinese shopkeepers, who sell all kinds of miscellaneous articles, such as penknives, cotton thread, writing-paper, gunpowder, and corkscrews, often at a price which would be considered cheap even in

    Chatterbox, 1905.

  • But they also fell victim to more exotic problems: one man suffered "a smart pain in walking", undoubtedly caused by the 19 penknives and one penknife case he proved to have swallowed.

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  • Some wore penknives clasped on their kinky locks for safety.

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  • Her younger brother and sister, Laurent and Lucienne, were also observed by their father and were given equally hazardous objects, including matchboxes and penknives, to manipulate.

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  • Reporters and photographers were frisked as they entered the building; student volunteers confiscated nail clippers, penknives, and other sharp objects.

    Burial for a King

  • Website visitors might be surprised to learn that in addition to the Duke's penchant for collecting items like penknives, the queen's husband also enjoys painting landscapes in oils.

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  • Not for them the attaching of leashes to their charges as they clamber, hop, jump, skip, splash and clatter about among the summit rocks and pool, each equipped with their own little penknives.

    Country diary: Lake District

  • We went to readings of the Foul Language Poets and started slashing our own legs with penknives, moaning.

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  • He also ordered plain pine desks, wooden benches, writing paper, envelopes, pens, penknives, spittoons, sawdust in lieu of rugs, and two large American flags, all of which he duly vouchered to Washington.



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  • Dontcha jus' luv the Wiktionary definition? "Plural form of penknive". Ouch.

    March 23, 2011