from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kitchen-knife with a short, wide, and pointed blade, used in boning.


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  • When they are a fine yellow-brown take them out, and leave five minutes for them to cool slightly, then with a penknife or a boning-knife carefully remove the top formed by the smaller circle you marked, and which (if the paste was very light and the oven in good condition) will probably have risen out of the centre.

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  • _ -- Cut two pounds of fillet into neat slices an inch thick; slit them (with a small French boning-knife or small penknife) in such a way that you form a pocket in each the mouth or opening of which is smaller than the pocket itself.

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  • To accomplish the work with ease and success, a French boning-knife is desirable, but in the absence of one a sharp-pointed case-knife may do.

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  • Cut this cake into small pieces (unless you have a cutlet cutter), as like a cutlet in form as possible, using a sharp penknife or boning-knife.

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  • "But I can't see," I offered, "why a carving-knife should figure in the matter at all when the crime was committed with the little boning-knife."

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  • I got the little boning-knife from the pantry, and as

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