from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having an edge as sharp as that of a razor; very sharp.


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  • "A contemporary, razor-edged fairy tale - very dark chocolate but likely to be gobbled up."

    The Girl with No Shadow by Joanne Harris: Book summary

  • He walked into the club proper and into the razor-edged grief and tension slicing through the air.

    Etched in Bone

  • Emmett whipped his Colt from its holster, his karate-trained instincts sharp as a razor-edged switchblade, his finger curled around the trigger.

    Etched in Bone

  • Shannon laughs, her derision dark and razor-edged.

    Etched in Bone

  • But not his eyes, which were knowing and shadowed and razor-edged.

    Etched in Bone

  • Justin Granier, one of the four who is serving life in prison without possibility of probation, parole or suspension of sentence for second-degree murder, sees the hospice as the way to transcend the walls and the razor-edged barbed wire.

    Adrian Margaret Brune: In Serving Life Prison Hospice Care Teaches Inmates About Dying With True Dignity

  • In certain cases, it should be engraved on razor-edged steel sheets, folded to maximize the exposed edge, and, um, applied suitably to people who apparently are in need of a truly memorable experience on the topic.

    mrissa: Hollywood broken leg theory

  • In this razor-edged update of "Fearless" hit "You Belong With Me," Swift stacks the deck by depicting her rival as a bridezilla with a "gown shaped like a pastry," a great image but a bad idea: it's one of the few times she seems petty and juvenile, and not just young.

    Album review: Taylor Swift, "Speak Now"

  • Palin read from notes, but ad libbed, too, in a jovial speech laced with razor-edged quips.

    Palin still undecided on White House run

  • In "Scratch," of a dog chewing its hide, the picture's title, written with a razor-edged red line, rises above fecal-brown smudges and bleeds to the surface.

    His Bark Is Worse Than His Bite


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