Origin of case knife
Examples from the Web for case knife
I lay so flat and close that had I been a case-knife I could not have been much thinner.The Dispatch Carrier and Memoirs of Andersonville Prison|William N. Tyler
"We will," said both his neighbours, the one groping for his case-knife, the other for his revolver.What Will He Do With It, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
They always dig out with a case-knife—and not through dirt, mind you; generly it's through solid rock.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
She tapped it with a case-knife she held, when a stream of blood shot up through the glove.A Confederate Girl's Diary|Sarah Margan Dawson
By and by he came down, smoking a cigarette, and was met by this woman flourishing her case-knife.A Mortal Antipathy|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.