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butter knife

a small knife with a dull blade, for cutting, serving, or spreading butter.
Origin of butter knife
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Run a butter knife around the edges of the cakes and turn them out onto a flat plate or cardboard round.
  • To serve, use a butter knife to remove each stuffing muffin and invert onto the plate.
  • Use a butter knife to spread the melted chocolate inside the mold, covering the surface completely.
  • On smaller stems, a beveled butter knife may be used.
  • For example, a butter knife is considered a tool when used to pry open a drawer during a burglary.
  • And frankly, looks no more lethal than the butter knife you would get with your meals on-board or at an airport restaurant.
  • Press the folds flat with your thumbnail or the side of a ball-point pen or butter knife to make sure the creases are crisp.
  • Insert a butter knife through the batter to the bottom of the pan.
  • Using dental floss or a butter knife, have students cut their model in half, then label each section with a toothpick flag.

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