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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KNIFE

Fish called on Knife and told him that he did not care for money.

He made signs for me to give him the knife, but I could not, as we were very short of knives.

Knife, however, must promise to leave his land to his son-in-law in case he died.

It was brought—but, by order of the huissier, only one knife was placed on the table.

Cut deeper; the knife is too short: deeper, mia brave Corneliolina!

"Spoils the hoof to put the knife on the sole, Buck," said the smith.

Langen too uses the knife, but with a certain judicious restraint.

"Meaning that I lie," said the archer, laying down his knife.

If you don't like my price, I'll lend you the knife the next time, and you can let your wife attend to you.

He came crawling now with his knife in his teeth toward Tse-tse.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English cnif, probably from Old Norse knifr, from Proto-Germanic *knibaz (cf. Middle Low German knif, Middle Dutch cnijf, German kneif), of uncertain origin. To further confuse the etymology, there also are forms in -p-, e.g. Dutch knijp, German kneip. French canif "penknife" (mid-15c.) is borrowed from Middle English or Norse.

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