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razor strop


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • razor strop a strap or strop used in sharpening razors.
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In literature:

Annixter grunted good-humouredly, and turned to strop his razor.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
As you reach the end of the strop, turn the razor on the back of the blade to strop the other side, pulling toward you.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
The brigadier read the slip of paper handed to him while he stropped his razor.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
Their short razors, in wooden cases, are stropped on the barber's arm, or occasionally leg, and are quite sharp.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
I suppose a fellow proposing to cut his throat would experience a sort of relief while occupied in stropping his razor carefully.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
And then the careful stropping of my razors.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 4, 1914" by Various
Gentlemen," continued Mr Bundle, "famous stuff for razor-strops.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844" by Various
Why, you have only to put the razor, strop and soap under your pillow at night, and wake up in the morning clean shaved.
"The Universal Reciter" by Various
Taking my strop and razor I sat down to give the latter a thorough overhauling.
"A Top-Floor Idyl" by George van Schaick
The finest razor improperly stropped and used in unskilled hands does poor work.
"Paper-Cutting Machines" by Niel, Jr., Gray
You understand nothing except how to strop a razor.
"The Mantle and Other Stories" by Nicholas Gogol
Then placing the jug on the table, he proceeded to strop his razors.
"Tales of the Wonder Club, Volume III" by M. Y. Halidom (pseud. Dryasdust)
Gather up the basin, and soap, and the brush, and two razors, and the strop.
"Carry On!" by Herbert Strang
A good razor needs no strop.
"The Gentlemen's Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness" by Cecil B. Hartley
There indeed Razor and strop seem out of place.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, October 21st 1893" by Various
When the water was hot, Frank carefully applied his razor to the strop and made it sharp enough for his purpose.
"Frank Merriwell's Backers" by Burt L. Standish
He lathered his face, stropped the razor on his belt, and fell to work.
"The Marriage of Esther" by Guy Boothby
Two manufacturers have brought out popular goods, the Haynes's razor strop, and the Howard shoe polish.
"Half a Man" by Mary White Ovington
Three various strops were necessary to put an edge on the razor that was to execute me.
"Saddle and Mocassin" by Francis Francis Jr.
Packwood, some thirty years ago, led the way by impressing his razor-strop indelibly on the mind of every bearded member of the empire.
"Curiosities of Civilization" by Andrew Wynter

In poetry:

Calicoes and furs,
Pocket-books and scarfs,
Razor strops and knives
(Patterns in checkā€¦
"The Ghetto" by Lola Ridge
So I, who have sung to you, merry or sad,
Since the days when they called me a promising lad,
Though I 've made you more rhymes than a tutor could scan,
Have a few more still left, like the razor-strop man.
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

When I first moved to "the Burgh," my son took me to an Italian barber (il barbiere) in Bloomfield who still gives amazing shaves with an authentic, sharpen with the strop hanging off the side of his barber chair, straight razor.
"Strops" were usually leather straps for sharpening and straightening razors.