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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v razor shave with a razor
    • n razor edge tool used in shaving
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A snail can crawl across a razor blade without getting injured. This is possible because they excrete a slime that protects them
    • Razor a device used for shaving, having a replaceable blade with a very sharp edge; also called safety razor. Also a similar device, made of plastic, in which the blade is neither replaceable nor can be sharpened, intended to be discarded after the blade dulls -- called a disposable razor.
    • Razor A keen-edged knife of peculiar shape, used in shaving the hair from the face or the head; also called a straight razor. "Take thee a barber's razor ."
    • Razor (Zoöl) A tusk of a wild boar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Snails produce a colorless, sticky discharge that forms a protective carpet under them as they travel along. The discharge is so effective that they can crawl along the edge of a razor without cutting themselves.
    • n razor A sharp-edged instrument used for shaving the face or head. The blade is usually made with a thick rounded back, sides hollowed or sloping to a very thin edge, and a tang by which it is pivoted to and swings freely in a twoleafed handle. The tang has a prolongation by the aid of which the razor is firmly grasped and controlled. There are also razors formed on the principle of the carpenters' plane, by the use of which the risk of cutting the skin is avoided. In Eastern countries razors are made with an immovable handle continuous with the blade. Compare rattler, 5.
    • n razor A tusk: as, the razors of a boar.
    • razor To shave with a razor, as the face or chin; remove with a razor, as a beard.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: King Gilette spent 8 years trying to invent and introduce his safety razor.
    • n Razor rā′zor a keen-edged implement for shaving: a tusk, as the razors of a boar
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  • Logan Pearsall Smith
    “Those who talk on the razor-edge of double-meanings pluck the rarest blooms from the precipice on either side.”
  • Dorothy Parker
    “Razors pain you; rivers are damp; acids stain you; and drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful; you might as well live.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “To endeavor to work upon the vulgar with fine sense is like attempting to hew blocks with a razor.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. rasour, OF. rasur, LL. rasor,: cf. F. rasoir, LL. rasorium,. See Raze (v. t.) Rase (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. rasoir—L. radĕre, rasum, to scrape.


In literature:

Panurge was of a middle stature, not too high nor too low, and had somewhat an aquiline nose, made like the handle of a razor.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
As soon as Suan reached home, he took Pedro's post from his house, and started for Pedro's house, taking a razor along with him.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
There was no book, no paper, no means by which he could have amused himself, nothing but a razor-strop lying on the window-sill.
"The Doings Of Raffles Haw" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Tucked beside his razor-case were some books richly bound, and some bundles tied with red tape.
"The Underdog" by F. Hopkinson Smith
Not a comb nor a razor left; not a garment to make myself decent in!
"Homeward Bound" by James Fenimore Cooper
It was of a razor keenness.
"Way of the Lawless" by Max Brand
One just above our camp filled it for 1/4 mile and 40 feet deep and cut down 3 ft. trees like a razor shaves your face.
"The Spenders" by Harry Leon Wilson
There are not many razors in the valley, and I am sure there is no soap.
"The Velvet Glove" by Henry Seton Merriman
Another is a razor; and he is sarcastical.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
Emma, my love, fetch me my razors!
"Practice Book" by Leland Powers
But this is no matter for wonder, since so many chins are to be shaven, and a razor-case holds but two razors.
"White Jacket" by Herman Melville
Reaching in his pocket he produced a razor.
"The Centralia Conspiracy" by Ralph Chaplin
Marcellus was brought to trial before the senate and was condemned, whereupon he cut his own throat with a razor.
"Dio's Rome, Volume V., Books 61-76 (A.D. 54-211)" by Cassius Dio
A razor scares him to death.
"A Hilltop on the Marne" by Mildred Aldrich
He was, as I have said, a good fellow, but his methods of using a razor were mediaeval.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, June 18, 1919" by Various
If my batman speaks to me I cut myself, throw the razor at him, and completely break down.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Aug 8, 1917" by Various
When we say that the well-bred Berkshire hog is better than the "razor-back," we mean that it will produce more meat for food.
"Crime: Its Cause and Treatment" by Clarence Darrow
The ox was tired and worn out and so was Field; but he got the razor ready and soon had hold of that tail again.
"Death Valley in '49" by William Lewis Manly
Hen-pecked husbands have now other means at their command, to secure quiet, than their razors and their garters.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
And the other day Arthur told me about a razor his father uses.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin

In poetry:

A razor,
Rusted in a single night,--
The summer rains!
"A razor," by Nozawa Boncho
Prince of the parlour tonsorial,
Knight of the razor and shears,
Who have from time immemorial
Snipped it too short round the ears--
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
One shave from him and you'd want no more &mdash
You 'd feel his razor sharp
Then tumble wallop through the floor
And wake up playing a harp
"Sweeney Todd, The Barber" by Weston and Lee
Greatness is goodness, else not worth a pin;
Mere talent's greatness stirs no chord within,
But, like keen razor plied the surface o'er,
Acts simply on the surface, and no more.
"Pretence. Part I - Table-Talk" by John Kenyon
So I, who have sung to you, merry or sad,
Since the days when they called me a promising lad,
Though I 've made you more rhymes than a tutor could scan,
Have a few more still left, like the razor-strop man.
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Disturbed, when Henry's love returned with a hubby,—
I see that, Henry, I don't put that down,—
he thought he had to think
or with a razor like a skating-rink
have more to say or more to them downtown
in the Christmas season, like a hobby.
"Dream Song 117: Disturbed, when Henry's love returned with a hubby" by John Berryman

In news:

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It has tiny, almost impossible too see, razor-needle-like coated leaves.
Old book, good barbecue, chicken salad and a straight razor .
He says he doesn't allow it in his restaurant business (Base Camp Café), which operates – like most small businesses around here – with a razor-thin margin.
This three-in-one facial hair styling tool provides a fancy—and completely useful—upgrade to your standard multi-blade razor.
The Weirdest Product We Got This Week: The HeadBlade's ATX All Terrain Razor.
mentally ill man began threatening health care workers with a broom and razor.
Subsidizing hardware as a way of accelerating software sales — be it for razor blades or e-books — makes perfect sense.
A small razor knife was then used to cut out the seat's center section.
The four blades of Schick's Quattro vibrate through a motor strategically positioned in the head of the razor, all in an effort to give users the closest, smoothest, most comfortable shave.
For thirty days, I have given up the razor for St Jude Children's Research Hospital.

In science:

For a razor-thin axi-symmetrical disk, only one numerical quadrature over its radial extent must be performed to obtain the potential or the field, which is a priori very convenient because time in-expansive.
Rotation curves of galactic disks for arbitrary surface density profiles: a simple and efficient recipe
Residual surface density profile δΣ(a, r), and functions δΣ(a, r)K(k) and δΣ(a, r)E(k)/̟ appearing in Eq.(7) (re-scaled for clarity), for a razor-thin disk extending from rin = 1 to rout = 100, and with surface density profile Σ ∝ exp(−r/rout ).
Rotation curves of galactic disks for arbitrary surface density profiles: a simple and efficient recipe
We base this work on slim accretion disks, which are not razor-thin and have angular momentum profile that is not Keplerian (for details on the assumptions made and the disk appearance see Chapter 4).
Slim accretion disks around black holes
The penalty for violating Ockham’s razor is not unreliability—reliability is impossible in this question, in any event, unless one adopts unrealistic background assumptions stronger than faithfulness.
Causal Conclusions that Flip Repeatedly and Their Justification
In contrast, the cpc algorithm does cross-check in the recommended manner, and as a result, it avoids violating Ockham’s razor in the manner just described.
Causal Conclusions that Flip Repeatedly and Their Justification
Kelly, K. (2008) “Ockham’s Razor, Truth, and Information,” in Philosophy of Information, Van Benthem, J.
Causal Conclusions that Flip Repeatedly and Their Justification
This possibility has been rejected in on the basis of measurements on sample ”2-R” in which some roughness has been introduced by razor damaging and for which ∆λ(5K ) (only) increases by ∼ 60% (and A is subsequently only marginally modified when the edges are cut back ”as clean as possible”).
Comment on "Precision global measurements of London penetration depth in FeTe$_{0.58}$Se$_{0.42}$"
Unfortunately, no structural information on the roughness introduced by the razor damaging is given but it is hard to believe that such a procedure could be characteristic of all kind of edge roughness.
Comment on "Precision global measurements of London penetration depth in FeTe$_{0.58}$Se$_{0.42}$"
By the Ockham’s razor principle or the ideal of beauty, we should prefer quantum mechanics than any alternative.
On the Nature of Reality
Moreover, in the absence of such a disky dark matter component, the lack of disk self-gravity prevents the creation of observed large razor thin LSB disks.
Challenges for Lambda-CDM and MOND
While MOND, as a paradigm, has a priori predicted a lot of observations which ΛCDM cannot explain in galaxies, it is absolutely fair to say that there is currently no alternative which does better overal l than ΛCDM, and in favor of which Ockham’s razor would be.
Challenges for Lambda-CDM and MOND
Then it remains a pure matter of taste whether Occam’s razor is applied to the wave function (by adding appropriate but not directly detectable collapseproducing nonlinear terms to its dynamical law), or to the dynamical law (by instead adding myriads of unobservable Everett components to our conception of “reality”).
Decoherence: Basic Concepts and Their Interpretation
In a paper describing the natural “Ockham’s Razor” property of Bayes factors, Jefferys & Berger (1992) point out that a Bayes factor goes (roughly) like the height of the likelihood at its maximum times its width, divided by the width of the prior.
Statistics: Handle with Care, Detecting Multiple Model Components with the Likelihood Ratio Test
The current data indicate that our Universe is poised somewhere near the razor-thin separation between phantom energy, cosmological constant, and quintessence.
Phantom Energy and Cosmic Doomsday
We consider a razor thin, initially axisymmetric cold selfgravitating disc having an exponential distribution of mass surface density, Σ0 (R) = Σ0 e−R/Rd , with a scale length Rd and central surface density Σ0 .
Low frequency m=1 normal mode oscillations of a self-gravitating disc