Knife grass(Bot.) a tropical American sedge 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.

(Knife), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Knifed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Knifing ]

1. (Hort.) To prune with the knife.

2. To cut or stab with a knife. [Low]

(Knife"board`) n. A board on which knives are cleaned or polished.

(Knife"-edge`) n. (Mech.) A piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.

Knife-edge file. See Illust. of File.

(Knight) n. [OE. knight, cniht, knight, soldier, As. cniht, cneoht, a boy, youth, attendant, military follower; akin to D. & G. knecht servant; perh. akin to E. kin.]

1. A young servant or follower; a military attendant. [Obs.]

2. (a) In feudal times, a man-at-arms serving on horseback and admitted to a certain military rank with special ceremonies, including an oath to protect the distressed, maintain the right, and live a stainless life. (b) One on whom knighthood, a dignity next below that of baronet, is conferred by the sovereign, entitling him to be addressed as Sir; as, Sir John. [Eng.] Hence: (c) A champion; a partisan; a lover. "Give this ring to my true knight." Shak "In all your quarrels will I be your knight." Tennyson.

Knights, by their oaths, should right poor ladies' harms.

Formerly, when a knight's name was not known, it was customary to address him as Sir Knight. The rank of a knight is not hereditary.

Knelt to Knock

(Knelt) imp. & p. p. of Kneel.

(Knew) imp. of Know.

(Knick"er) n. [D. knikker.] A small ball of clay, baked hard and oiled, used as a marble by boys in playing. [Prov. Eng. & U. S.] Halliwell. Bartlett.

(Knick"er*bock`ers) n. pl. The name for a style of short breeches; smallclothes.

(Knick"knack`) n. [See Knack.] A trifle or toy; a bawble; a gewgaw.

(Knick"knack`a*to*ry) n. A collection of knickknacks. Richardson.

(Knick"knack`er*y) n. Knickknacks.

(Knife) n.; pl. Knives [OE. knif, AS. cnif; akin to D. knijf, Icel. knifr, 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..

2. A sword or dagger.

The coward conquest of a wretch's knife.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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