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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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penknifepen‧knife /ˈpen-naɪf/ noun (plural penknives /-naɪvz/) [countable]  DTZa small knife with blades that fold into the handle, usually carried in your pocket syn jackknife
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penknifeHe laid the telephone and torch back on the table then probed delicately with the end of a penknife.While waiting he brought out a penknife and began whittling away a table-top.Billy used his penknife to fashion a needle sharp point on each of the sticks.I think Mum worried that I might run amok and stick my penknife straight into Katie.His scars were tourist penknife doodles.
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