penknife


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penknife

a small knife with one or more blades that fold into the handle; pocketknife
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Sergeant Cuff finished the nail on which he was then at work, looked at it for a moment with a melancholy interest, and put up his penknife.
He rose at last, and walking up with measured steps stabbed the paper with the penknife to the lath and plaster wall at the head of the bed.
Then Mrs Boffin and me seal up his box, always standing on the table at the side of his bed, and having frequently heerd tell of the Temple as a spot where lawyer's dust is contracted for, I come down here in search of a lawyer to advise, and I see your young man up at this present elevation, chopping at the flies on the window-sill with his penknife, and I give him a Hoy
I will now cut one of these pills in two," said Holmes, and drawing his penknife he suited the action to the word.
As the schoolmaster said this, he saw that a small blot of ink had been thrown on one of the copies, so he took a penknife from his pocket, and going up to the wall, carefully scraped it out.
In his left hand he held a penknife and once he realised police was at the scene he began to swear, brandishing the knife.
I am now in my seventies and I have carried a penknife in my pocket since I was a Boy Scout, so if I am stopped I should go to prison for five years.
A MAN has been jailed over an attack with a penknife in a bookmakers.
High on my list, though, has to be the humble penknife.
Bear, who had his first penknife at six, said: "My six-year-old cut himself on a knife and came in with blood pouring everywhere, but you know what?
He also had a red hair comb, a small white penknife, a Seiko silver metal watch and a pair of sunglasses.
A 10-YEAR-OLD boy has been suspended from a Pontypridd primary school for carrying a penknife in his pocket.