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 for knifelike
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
      2: having or demonstrating ability to recognize or draw fine
         distinctions; "an acute observer of politics and
         politicians"; "incisive comments"; "icy knifelike reasoning";
         "as sharp and incisive as the stroke of a fang"; "penetrating
         insight"; "frequent penetrative observations" [syn: acute,
         discriminating, incisive, keen, knifelike,
         penetrating, penetrative, piercing, sharp]
      3: painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind";
         "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains";
         "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain";
         "lancinating pain" [syn: cutting, keen, knifelike,
         piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating]
      4: having a sharp or distinct edge; "a narrow knifelike profile"

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