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bread knife

noun
1.
a knife designed or suitable for slicing bread, as one having a wavy or saw-toothed blade.
Origin of bread knife
1860-1865
1860-65
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  • His fingers closed over the grip of the bread-knife on the shelf beside him.

    Held for Orders Frank H. Spearman
  • She had left the bread-knife sticking in midloaf and sat looking at him in silence.

    The Judge Rebecca West
  • Heat the blade of the bread-knife before cutting a loaf of fresh bread.

  • Lance's instinct was of course to help her, but his hand shook so much that he had to relinquish the bread-knife.

  • This it is to keep house with a bread-knife and tumbler, a gridiron and an individual salt.

  • She rose from the red-cushioned chair and Clara gave consent with a nod of the head and a flourish of the bread-knife.

    Yonder Emily Hilda Young
  • But as soon as he was on his feet he tried to stab my husband with a bread-knife.

    The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart
  • I upheld you—my father seized the bread-knife from the table and brandished it over me, trying to make me swear never to see you.

  • She tore at her artificial curls and despairingly brandished the bread-knife, with which she was slicing her roll.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • Not until her mother prepared for a second thrust did Lilly realise it was the bread-knife she was holding in her hand.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann

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