What does pruning knife mean?

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prun·ing knife

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pruning knifenoun

    a knife with a curved or hooked blade


  1. pruning knife

    Duck Hook (code-named "Pruning Knife" by the military) was the White House code-name of an operation President Richard Nixon had threatened to unleash against North Vietnam during the Vietnam War, if North Vietnam did not yield to Washington's terms at the Paris peace negotiations. Duck Hook called for the possible-nuclear bombing of military and economic targets in and around Hanoi, the mining of Haiphong harbor and other ports, saturation bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong, the bombing of dikes to destroy the food supply of much of the population of North Vietnam, air strikes against North Vietnam's northeast line of communications as well as passes and bridges at the Chinese border, and air and ground attacks on other targets throughout Vietnam.


  1. pruning knife

    A pruning knife is a type of tool used in gardening for cutting or trimming branches, stems, and other plant parts. It typically has a sharp, curved blade that allows efficient and clean cuts, promoting faster healing of the plant. A pruning knife is handheld and often has a folding blade for safety and portability. It is used to remove dead or overgrown parts of plants or to shape plants for aesthetics or improved growth.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pruning knife in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pruning knife in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of pruning knife in a Sentence

  1. Alexandra Feodorovna:

    “All is in God’s will. The deeper you look, the more you understand that this is so. All sorrows are sent us to free us from our sins or as a test of our faith, an example to others. It requires good food to make plants grow properly and the gardener, walking through His garden, wants to be pleased with His flowers. If they do not grow properly, he takes His pruning knife, and cuts, waiting for the sunshine to coax them into growth again”…

  2. Margaret Fuller:

    Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.


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