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Bowie Knife
2010-11-24 15:39:06

A Bowie Knife, popularized by Colonel James "Jim" Bowie, is a style of fixed-blade knife although any large sheath knife is commonly referred to as a Bowie. The knife started gaining popularity after Jim Bowie used it in a duel at a fight called the Sandbar Fight. Ever since then the knife has been popular with collectors. The original knife was not a single design but one that Bowie worked...

Safety Razor
2010-10-06 21:40:54

A safety razor, designed to protect the user from serious injury, is a razor where the facial skin is protected from all but the very edge of the blade. Prior to using a safety razor, most men used a straight razor. These razors, although still available today, are not used very often due to the skill and attention required for use. Jean-Jacques Perret invented the safety razor. A rare...

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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.