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knife grinder

a person who makes and sharpens knives, esp an itinerant one
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  • Beyond him was another almost equally dirty, pushing a knife grinder's barrow over the bridge.

    The Wonderful Visit Herbert George Wells
  • A knife grinder with a cup-shape emery wheel makes it easier to grind the bevel straight.

    Paper-Cutting Machines Niel, Jr., Gray
  • Church bells clanged, and a knife grinder was piping on an Arab reed.

    The Little Spanish Dancer Madeline Brandeis

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