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Definition of "knives" []

  • Plural of knife. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "knives" in a sentence
  • "The Jews seem to have performed the rite of circumcision with flint implements, for we read in Exodus that Zipporah, the wife of Moses, took a sharp stone for that purpose; and the phrase translated "sharp knives" in Joshua v. 2 -- "At that time the Lord said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time" -- should be translated, as in the marginal reference, _knives of flint_."
  • "The result is to remove knives from a small group of generally responsible & well behaved youngsters, whilst doing zero about the owning & carrying of knives amongst the group responsible for the crimes involving knives."
  • "In addition to sharpening methods the guide also talks about the different types of steel used in knives and which hold an edge better than others."