• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Leather-knife a knife of curved form for cutting leather
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leðer, leather; Dut. and Ger. leder.


In literature:

Then he warmed me up with a piece of wash- leather, and then his many-fanged knife.
"The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch" by Talbot Baines Reed
Then, fearing he would breathe his last if the lariat remained as it was, he drew his knife and cut the leather.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
Their tight leather belts held many a knife or clumsy pistol.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
Another form of knife suitable for paring the edges of leather is shown at fig.
"Bookbinding, and the Care of Books" by Douglas Cockerell
Knife and etceteras in leather pockets of the boat.
"The Voyage Alone in the Yawl "Rob Roy"" by John MacGregor
He had armed himself with an old rusty knife that his father had used in prehistoric times for cutting leather!
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
He suddenly gave off twisting the point of the knife against the leather and lifted it menacingly in the direction of his tormentor.
"Bred of the Desert" by Marcus Horton
Why, when we struck town I was wearin' a leather trimmed hat and eatin' with my knife, just as polite as I knew how.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
It was useless to endeavour to unfasten the buckle, so he cut the leather with his knife.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Stepping into the carriage he closed the door, and, opening his knife, cut a large triangular slit in the leather covering.
"A Gallant Grenadier" by F.S. Brereton
He takes off the strap, and with a knife which he draws from his pocket makes a fresh hole in the leather.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13" by Various
As the priest's limp body flopped to earth a jade-handled knife fell from a leather girdle.
"The Three Sapphires" by W. A. Fraser
These trousers are caught at his hips by a leather strap supporting a sheath which holds his knife.
"The Other Fellow" by F. Hopkinson Smith
In his white sash could be seen the leather-covered hilt of a long knife.
"The Wireless Officer" by Percy F. Westerman
That's the knife on the sideboard in the leather case.
"The Sailor" by J. C. Snaith
If the knife is too sharp it will cut the leather cushion.
"Practical Bookbinding" by Paul Adam
There may be a leather loop for the paring knife.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
Morocco leather for inlaying is thinned with the paring-knife, but it cannot be reduced to the excessive thinness of split sheepskin.
"The Decoration of Leather" by Georges de Récy
On the top of the causeway, Max von Hollbrandt looked to his revolver, Peter Vassip loosened his knife in its leather sheath.
"Sophy of Kravonia" by Anthony Hope
On this girdle is carried a fantastically handled knife in a leather covering.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various

In news:

Donek Tools introduced a drag knife that fits almost any CNC machine to cut exact curves and sharp corners in wood veneer, plastics, cardboard, gasket materials, leather and more.
Leather carver Steve Haden lifts a swivel knife from a prepared piece of leather at the Goshen County Library Activity Center on Monday night.
All Photos Tagged ' LEATHER ' BLADE magazine is the World's Number One Knife Publication.
Three young Japanese women wearing square-patterned patent-leather jumpers and playing Ramones-style punk rock may seem like a band out of a David Lynch movie, but in reality they make up Shonen Knife.