Knife grass
Knife Knife (n[imac]f), n.; pl. {Knives} (n[imac]vz). [OE. knif, AS. cn[=i]f; akin to D. knijf, Icel. kn[=i]fr, Sw. knif, Dan. kniv.] 1. An instrument consisting of a thin blade, usually of steel and having a sharp edge for cutting, fastened to a handle, but of many different forms and names for different uses; as, table knife, drawing knife, putty knife, pallet knife, pocketknife, penknife, chopping knife, etc.. [1913 Webster]

2. A sword or dagger. [1913 Webster]

The coward conquest of a wretch's knife. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Knife grass} (Bot.) a tropical American sedge ({Scleria latifolia}), having leaves with a very sharp and hard edge, like a knife.

{War to the knife}, mortal combat; a conflict carried to the last extremity. [1913 Webster]


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