Cultrivorous Cul*triv"o*rous (k?l-tr?b"?-r?s), a. [L. culter, cultri, knife + vorare to devour.] Devouring knives; swallowing, or pretending to swallow, knives; -- applied to persons who have swallowed, or have seemed to swallow, knives with impunity. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • cultrivorous — Pertaining to actual or illusory knife swallowing …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • cultrivorous — culˈtrivorous, a. rare. [f. as prec. + vorous.] Swallowing or pretending to swallow knives. Worcester cites Dunglison …   Useful english dictionary

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