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A knife specifically designed for pruning, typically having a sharp, slightly curved blade and a hooked end.
- ‘Therefore, in Rembrandt's reasoning, a gardener was required and he, in his humble literality, painted Jesus as a gardener, with a spade in hand and a pruning knife in his belt.’
- ‘Archaeological discoveries have unearthed curved pruning knives near the sites of Roman garrisons on the left bank of the Rhine which can be dated to the 1st century ad.’
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