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The classic woodgrain Buck pocketknife is a gentleman's everyday carry.
My dad never left the house without his keys, a pen, and a pocketknife.
One of these days, men will no longer love or need their pocketknives this way.
Commonly pawned items include jewelry, electronics, musical instruments and firearms, but the possibilities are wide-ranging: Tansky has accepted a pocketknife and knows a broker who was approached about pawning a Learjet.
The bill tried to better define which knives were prohibited, and would have legalized common pocketknives that currently fall under the law.
With a pocketknife in a holster on his belt, dressed in bluejeans, a sleeveless muscle shirt and a camouflage cap, Mr. Thornton was more rural than coastal at heart, much like his town.
Later, as Ms. Putman got into Ms. Moreland’s Honda Civic, Mr. Hodgkinson opened the car door, turned off the ignition, slashed her seatbelt with a pocketknife and ultimately tried to choke his grandniece, the police said.
A 23-year-old Naperville man has been sentenced to three years in prison for stabbing a 14-year-old boy with a pocketknife last year.
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Definition of pocketknife for English Language Learners
: a small knife that has one or more blades that fold into the handle
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