Origin of pocketknife
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Examples from the Web for pocketknife
It took heroin addiction a year and nine months to take me from my desk at a literary agency to hold ups with a pocketknife.Patted Down by India’s Hugging Saint
July 20, 2014
He then allegedly grabbed a pocketknife and told her he would “execute your kids” if she called the police.Erbie Bowser: A ‘Gentle Giant’ Who Snapped
August 9, 2013
Taking out his pocketknife he neatly snipped one of the small wires.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
His pocketknife was a serviceable one and he had plenty of physical strength.
With his pocketknife Kilmeny cut the string that tied the sack.
He opened his pocketknife and carefully slit the covering at one end.The Cat in Grandfather's House
Carl Henry Grabo
He would stop that steer somehow if he had only his pocketknife to do it.The Dude Wrangler
- a small knife with one or more blades that fold into the handle; penknife
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