knife grinder

  1. a person who makes and sharpens knives, esp an itinerant one

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How to use knife grinder in a sentence

  • A knife-grinder came along, this morning, and he did appear to be a master hand.

    Pippin; A Wandering Flame | Laura E. Richards
  • To resume my story (which is very like that of the knife-grinder).

    Records of a Girlhood | Frances Ann Kemble
  • A score of voices hastened to enlighten him, but before it was well done, the eager knife-grinder's voice rose above the rest.

    Trevlyn Hold | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The knife-grinder—though a stranger to the local politics, and totally uninterested in them—had listened with the rest.

    Trevlyn Hold | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Jonitza turned hastily and saw a knife-grinder who, having caught the remark, made a grimace at the boys.

    Our Little Roumanian Cousin | Clara Vostrovsky Winlow