The New Practical Reference Library Volume 3

The New Practical Reference Library Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...Steel is used for the blades of knives that require a sharp edge. The pocket knife is a Yankee invention and was first made in Connecticut, A pen knife is a small pocket knife with a thin, narrow blade; it was so named because knives of this style were in general use for making quill pens before steel pens became common (See PEN). In sharpening a knife, both sides of the blade should be ground alike, and in using it, generally the edge should be turned so as to whittle from the holder. The best results are obtained by drawing the blade slowly toward the point as it is pushed forward through the wood. Knight, nile. See Cmv.u.RY. Knight'/hood, Ono!-zns or, the name given to organized and duly constituted bodies of knights. The orders of knighthood are of two classes--associations or fraternities possessing property and rights of their own as independent bodies; and merely honorary associations, established by sovereigns within their respective dominions. To the former class belonged the three cele;brated religious orders founded during the Crusades--Templars, Hospitalers and Teutonic Knights. (For the costume of a medieval knight, see DRESS, color plate I, Fig. 9.) The other class embraces most of the existing European orders, such as the Order of the Golden Fleece, the Order of the Holy Ghost, the Order 'of_ Saint Michael. The chief British orders are the orders of the Garter, the Thistle, Saint Knitting Machine Patrick, the Bath, Saint Michael and Saint George, the Star of India and of the Indian Empire. The various orders have each their appropriate insignia, which generally include a badge or jewel, a collar, a ribbon of a certain color and a star. Knights Hos'pita1ers of Saint John. See JonN, Knlonrs 01-' s.I1'T. Knights of...show more

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  • Paperback | 430 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 762g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913353
  • 9781236913357