Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An implement for sharpening razors. See strop. Also called razor-strap.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In his time having received a razor-strop made from the skin of a lynched Negro, and a finger, withered and sun-dried, cur from the body of a white man found in Death Valley, he was of the opinion that never again would the postman bring him anything that could startle him.

    Chapter I

  • Mr. Allen was telling one group about some of the funny things fond mothers had sent to camp with their boys, while just behind another group were listening to an exciting tale of how the only night-shirt in camp, together with the Leader's razor-strop, were hung on the topmost branch of a great spike-topped pine that stood just in the middle of the camp.

    Buffalo Roost

  • Of course our landlady searched his room, with a view of reading his letters; and in a brown hair-trunk, with a boot-jack, a razor-strop, a box of Seidlitz powders, and an odd volume of Young's Night Thoughts, she found the following manuscript.

    Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

  • Her captor had thrust her into a hut in the village together with some other female captives, but as the man had had to continue his military duties, night had fallen before he returned, by which time she had bribed some of the women, whose captivity was not as loathsome to them as the pride of their race should have made it, with a powerful charm which Birnier had given her, a nickel-plated razor-strop.

    Witch-Doctors

  • Irish funerals, runaway teams, tenement fires, razor-strop matinées, and public convulsions generally, -- such a man, if he went well recommended, would be likely to find, I imagine, constant employment in the town of Danbury.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 31, October, 1873

  • An analogue of stomp, accepted in correct English, is strop (e. g., razor-strop), from strap.

    Chapter 9. The Common Speech. 10. Vulgar Pronunciation

  • But father caught him and promised that he should become acquainted with the razor-strop also, if he grew too bold.

    Explorers of the Dawn

  • Just for a moment the sun went behind a cloud as he wondered if he had included the reserve razor-strop; but no, he distinctly remembered packing that.

    The Holiday Round

  • Just for a moment the sun went behind a cloud as he wondered if he had included the reserve razor-strop; but no, he distinctly remembered packing that.

    Happy Days

  • Like all bushmen, he could be delicately reticent when conferring a favour; but a forgotten razor-strop betrayed him later on.

    We of the Never-Never

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