a large, sharp knife for carving or slicing meat.
I can’t find a thing where it ought to be, though I have hunted high and low for that carving-knife.
Elam Storm, The Wolfer Harry Castlemon
“But she sent a carving-knife at me first,” said the heartbroken husband.
Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
“I have,” returned Jackson, and a second later he appeared again, holding in his hand a carving-knife and two spoons.
Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
So also does he crave candies, matches, and the carving-knife.
A Color Notation Albert H. Munsell
To his credit, be it said, that he refrained from using the carving-knife.
The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands R.M. Ballantyne
Then her mother, who was watching eagerly, fetched a carving-knife.
Favorite Fairy Tales Logan Marshall
“I’d pick up a carving-knife and stick him in the ribs,” exclaimed Mrs. Stuart, laughing.
By Right of Conquest Arthur Hornblow
Beth, hacking away at the lead with the carving-knife, did not heed the rap.
The Beth Book Sarah Grand
This was confirmed when Miss Stivergill, seizing a carving-knife from the dresser, advanced with masculine strides towards him.
Post Haste R.M. Ballantyne
Armorel assumed the head of the table and took up the carving-knife.
Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
a long-bladed knife for carving cooked meat for serving
a fork used in carving meat, commonly having two long tines and, at the base of the handle, a projection on which to rest the forefinger and thumb. Historical Examples The father talked so much that his daughter Edith took the carving-fork from him and served out the mutton-chops herself. A Bicycle of Cathay Frank […]
a place or structure having special equipment for washing automobiles. the washing of an automobile: The service station is offering free car washes to draw customers.
a sculptured female figure used as a column. Compare atlas (def 5). Historical Examples Jean Valjean, who was present, supported the caryatid with his shoulder, and gave the workmen time to arrive. Les Misrables Victor Hugo The one on this side is resigned, and as beautiful as a caryatid. Rodin: The Man and his Art […]
a male or female given name. Contemporary Examples A breathtaking new play from Caryl Churchill explores love through 57 different short scenes with 100 characters. The Laboratory of Real Life in Caryl Churchill’s “Love and Information” Liesl Schillinger February 20, 2014 Rosalind C. Barnett and Caryl Rivers reveal the sober truth behind the numbers. Don’t […]