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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj knifelike having a sharp or distinct edge "a narrow knifelike profile"
    • adj knifelike cutting or able to cut as if with a knife
    • adj knifelike 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"
    • adj knifelike 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"
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In literature:

It was furiously slit and slashed by the knifelike fire from the rifles.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
It was furiously slit and slashed by the knifelike fire from the rifles.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
A cold, knifelike shock passed down his frame.
"A Voyage to Arcturus" by David Lindsay
Here she cached all of her treasure except a single knifelike sliver.
"Tarzan the Terrible" by Edgar Rice Burroughs
It was now easy for him to rip with those knifelike claws on his hind feet.
"The Grizzly King" by James Oliver Curwood
Sometimes, instead of ripping with the antlers, he would rear straight up, and slash the bull mercilessly with his knifelike hoofs.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
It was after three in the morning when we reached Keyhole, the pass in the knifelike ridge that separates bowlderfield from Glacier Gorge.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
He had seen Ragged Men disemboweled by those spinning, knifelike projectiles.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various