Definition of Knife-handle
1. Noun. Marine clam having a long narrow curved thin shell.
Generic synonyms: Clam
Group relationships: Ensis, Genus Ensis
Lexicographical Neighbors of Knife-handle
Literary usage of Knife-handle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Hints on Household Taste in Furniture, Upholstery, and Other Details by Charles Locke Eastlake (1883)
"... while wo have bent the stems of our spoons, which are intended to be held lightly between the fingers, we have reduced the outline of the knife-handle, ..."
2. The Greatest Trust in the World by Charles Edward Russell (1905)
"... knife-handle THE whole system of a controlled and manipulated market is utterly wrong. It is a violation of natural laws, and, like every such violation ..."
3. Troja: Results of the Latest Researches and Discoveries on the Site of Homer by Heinrich Schliemann, Archibald Henry Sayce (1884)
"517, in Ilios, it has served as a knife handle. No. 43.— knife-handle of Ivory in the form of a Ram. Size 3:3; depth about 8*50 m. No. 43. ..."
4. History of Art in Primitive Greece: Mycenian Art by Georges Perrot, Charles Chipiez (1894)
"knife-handle of ivory. Actual size. and he managed his work so deftly as to render the joints invisible.1 By this time stone and bone, which had so long ..."