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Definition of Knifepoint
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Knifepoint
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Diseases of the Digestive Canal (oesophagus, Stomach, Intestines): From the by Paul Cohnheim (1911)
"or pancreatin in knifepoint doses. ... or as a powder combined with sodium bicarbonate in knifepoint doses, has been found beneficial. ..."
2. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"She pointed the knifepoint at his face, close enough to stab him if need be. "I won't kill you if you don't scream," she said. ..."
3. A Memoir of Benjamin Robbins Curtis, LL. D.: With Some of His Professional by Benjamin Robbins Curtis, George Ticknor Curtis (1879)
"... or among another who answered a summons to surrender what it seemed impossible to defend with the stern exclamation, " War to the knifepoint! ..."
4. Labrador by William Brooks Cabot (1920)
"The sound of the axe, the going on of the kettle, the intent knifepoint pricking out for the best trout — these are memories that return. ..."
5. The Principles of Bacteriology: A Practical Manual for Students and Physicians by Alexander Crever Abbott (1895)
"The scrapings may be transferred directly from the knifepoint to the gelatin by means of a sterilized platinum wire loop. ..."