n. An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth.


Cynical Quotations

Formerly the knife was employed for [putting dead animals into our mouths], and by many worthy persons is still thought to have many advantages over the [fork], which, however, they do not altogether reject, but use to assist in charging the knife. The immunity of these persons from swift and awful death is one of the most striking proofs of God's mercy to those that hate Him.

— Ambrose Bierce