pocket knife

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Synonyms for pocket knife

a knife with a blade that folds into the handle

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Tom, indeed, was of opinion that Maggie was a silly little thing; all girls were silly,--they couldn't throw a stone so as to hit anything, couldn't do anything with a pocket-knife, and were frightened at frogs.
The noise of footsteps on the creaking stairs, a few minutes after the occurrence of this conversation, roused the merry old gentleman as he sat over the fire with a saveloy and a small loaf in his hand; a pocket-knife in his right; and a pewter pot on the trivet.
A search showed the absence of my revolver and pocket-knife.
Neither are picturesque lazzaroni or romantic criminals half so frequent as your common labourer, who gets his own bread and eats it vulgarly but creditably with his own pocket-knife.
I take it we were seven years old when we first decamped; but I remember, when I lost the pocket-knife with which she was to have cut her hair short, how desperately she tried to tear it out, or bite it off.
He thrust in the blue-point of his pocket-knife to test the constitution of the stuff.
The fact was, that Tom's heart had already smitten him for not asking his fidus Achates to the feast, although only an extempore affair; and though prudence and the desire to get Martin and Arthur together alone at first had overcome his scruples, he was now heartily glad to open the door, broach another bottle of beer, and hand over the old ham-knuckle to the searching of his old friend's pocket-knife.
Then Harris tried to open the tin with a pocket-knife, and broke the knife and cut himself badly; and George tried a pair of scissors, and the scissors flew up, and nearly put his eye out.
The law says it is an offence for any person, without lawful authority or good reason, to have with them in a public place any article which has a blade or is sharply pointed - except for a folding pocket-knife which has a cutting edge to its blade not exceeding three inches.
13) Unfortunately, most state statutes' definition of a common pocket-knife, which is legal to carry without a permit, provides little legal recourse in the reduction of these weapons on the street.
Justice Thomas G Saylor Jr, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice, was briefly detained at Harrisburg International Airport on 4 February after a pocket-knife was found hidden in his carry-on luggage.