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  *刀* | 刀* | *刀
knife / blade / single-edged sword / cutlass / CL: / (slang) dollar (loanword) / classifier for sets of one hundred sheets (of paper) / classifier for knife cuts or stabs
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scissors / CL:
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  *刀* | 刀* | *刀
surname Dao
sword
cutting tool
blade / razor blade / tool bit
cutting edge or point of a knife, sword or tool
knife / CL:
screwdriver / CL:
shaver / razor
a throwing knife / fly cutter (machine tool)
vegetable knife / kitchen knife / cleaver / CL:
knife / CL:
sickle / curved blade to cut grain
knife blade / crucial point
to hone (a knife)
swordsman / swordswoman
scar from a knife wound
military knife / saber
lit. to cut all at one stroke (idiom); to impose uniformity / one solution fits a diversity of problems / one size fits all
(of a surgeon) to perform an operation / (of a patient) to have an operation / to decapitate / to behead / to single out as a point of attack
dagger
spatula / scraper
sword and spear / weapons
paring knife / fruit knife / CL:
knife and fork / CL:
the edge of a knife / cut / incision
machete
tapertail anchovy (Coilia ectenes) / various species of cutlassfish / saury
bayonet
utility knife / box cutter
bold and decisive
cutter / knife
lancet (surgeon's knife)
Pacific saury (Cololabis saira)
file (metalworking and woodworking tool)
to hold a knife / knife-wielding
steel knife / sword
putty knife
Swiss Army knife
to give a small demonstration of one's impressive skills (idiom)
pencil sharpener (blade-only type)
to get straight to the point (idiom)
to make mincemeat of sb / to hack sb to pieces (used while cursing)
broadsword / large knife / machete
lit. impervious to sword or spear (idiom) / fig. invulnerable / untouchable / thick-skinned / impervious to criticism
to lend sb a knife to kill sb / to get sb else to do one's dirty work / to attack using the strength of another (idiom)
lit. knifes piercing both sides (idiom) / fig. to attach a great importance to friendship, up to the point of being able to sacrifice oneself for it
prices scissor (caught between low income and high prices)
tool change (mechanics)
saber / cavalry sword
lit. mountains of daggers and seas of flames / fig. extreme danger (idiom)
to feel as if having one's heart cut out (idiom) / to be torn with grief
butcher's knife / abattoir hatchet
nail clipper
Duodao district of Jingmen city 荊門市|荆门市, Hubei
back of the knife
racing skates (for ice-skating)
to rob sb of sth they cherish (idiom)
lit. quick sword cuts through tangled hemp (idiom); decisive action in a complex situation / cutting the Gordian knot
scabbard
lit. a dagger hidden in smiles (idiom); friendly manners belying hypocritical intentions / when the fox preaches, look to the geese
to feel a pain like a knife being twisted in one's heart (idiom)
bayonet charge
tool magazine (computer-aided manufacturing)
ice skates / ice skate blades
two-faced, three knives (idiom); double-cross / double dealing and back stabbing
lever-style guillotine (for chopping fodder etc)
female warrior role in Chinese opera
razor
lit. to go among enemies with only one's sword (idiom) / fig. to go alone into enemy lines
planing tool
reamer
rock-paper-scissors (game)
lit. to sharpen one's sword (idiom) / fig. to prepare to attack / to be getting ready for battle
to have a sharp tongue but a soft heart (idiom)
clasp knife / folding knife
sacrificial knife and altar
Duodao district of Jingmen city 荊門市|荆门市, Hubei
shears / large scissors / secateurs
lit. two segments with a single cut (idiom) / fig. to make a clean break (idiom)
annoying person / troublemaker / pain in the neck
writing up of official or judicial documents / pettifoggery
Defense of the Ancients (DotA), video game
razor
chunks obtained by repeatedly cutting a vegetable diagonally and rotating the vegetable after each cut
table knife / dinner knife
slash and burn (agriculture)
flick knife / switchblade / spring-loaded knife
pencil sharpener / CL:
scythe
trowel
lit. a good sword always remains sharp (idiom) / fig. (of one's skills etc) to be as good as ever / the old man still has it
lit. to be the meat on sb's chopping block (idiom) / fig. to be at sb's mercy
treasure knife does not age (idiom); old but still vigorous
don't use a sledgehammer on a nut / aquila non capit muscam
peeler / potato peeler
lictor

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