How To Use Knife-edge In A Sentence

  • In what was described as a knife-edge decision, the members of the board voted by four votes to two in favour of the transfer.
  • Most knife-edge doomwatch since the Cuban Missile. Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me
  • After another couple of hours, we made our way gradually along a knife-edge ridge, careful to stay off the cornice which hung over a spectacular 1,000 metre drop to our right.
  • The economy is still on a knife-edge and there is growing popular discontent with falling living standards and the lack of basic democratic rights.
  • The game is poised on a knife-edge. One mistake or one piece of good luck could decide it.
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  • This is going to be the most knife-edge election for a long, long time.
  • With its future on a knife-edge, GM delivered a blunt warning that unless its creditors accepted the plan, it would declare bankruptcy and leave the courts to carve up the company.
  • At the moment the election seems balanced on a knife-edge.
  • We dropped our packs and did a fast recon up to the base to find our line: a steep couloir to a knife-edge ridge to the summit.
  • He's on a knife-edge about his exam results.
  • The angel flexed his silver wings, the knife-edged feathers gleaming. Crimson Wind
  • The knife-edge election has torn the country in half. The Sun
  • Halfway through this fairly pedestrian game matters were poised on a knife-edge.
  • The game is poised on a knife-edge. One mistake or one piece of good luck could decide it.
  • The career is short and balances on a knife-edge. The Sun
  • The livelihoods of 6,000 people are on a knife-edge, as they wait to be told if Rover can continue as a going concern.
  • A large nocturnal (!), cryptically-coloured (!!) terrestrial (!!!) bird, endemic to New Zealand, the kakapo is a specialized foliage-eater that seems to live on a metabolic knife-edge, rather like the Giant panda. Archive 2006-05-01
  • The game is poised on a knife-edge. One mistake or one piece of good luck could decide it.
  • “A culinary argument between a brother and sister about whether to use butter or margarine turned violent, resulting in an attack with a knife-edged barbecue spatula.” Friday Follies 2.20 « A Progressive on the Prairie
  • At the moment the election seems balanced on a knife-edge.
  • He said that the ballot was balanced on a knife-edge and that it looked to be tipping against the Prime Minister and his top-up fee plans.
  • Continued price wars between supermarkets could place the fragile recovery of British agriculture on a knife-edge again.
  • The yellow, blinkless eyes, with knife-edge pupils, flashed with the hate of agelong feud as I edged against the wall. Tropic Days
  • he lived on a knife-edge between genius and insanity
  • O'Neill converted to give the Vikings a 14-10 lead before Cooke added a penalty to put the game on a knife-edge at half-time.
  • His future in the job is balanced on a knife-edge .
  • The plan's success was balanced on a knife-edge.
  • From that point, the game was balanced on a knife-edge. Times, Sunday Times
  • The mandapa remained a square, though it was now distinguished by circular columns, the shafts of which had been lathed and thus acquired a number of parallel knife-edges.
  • To apply tapotement, use the knife-edge side of the hand and keep the wrist loose.
  • When I caught up with Bryan, he was gingerly backstepping along a knife-edge arête.
  • Finally after hours at the knife-edge of death, he fled half-stripped, bleeding and handcuffed into the street, where he flagged down a passing police car.
  • Hopes of settling the bitter firefighters' dispute were on a knife-edge last night after union leaders issued a new deadline for reaching a deal.
  • At the centre of this monument are several upright stones, and a great big capstone lying horizontally across the top and resting on mere knife-edge points of three of the standing stones.
  • Another even more bitter contest, costing millions more dollars, has produced another knife-edge electoral college result, excepting 2000 the closest since 1916.
  • His future in the job is balanced on a knife-edge .
  • The city was on a knife-edge tonight as its flood defences faced their toughest test following the continuing deluge.
  • The economy is still on a knife-edge and there is growing popular discontent with falling living standards and the lack of basic democratic rights.
  • Except Kiloliana, who knew back-trails up the precipitous walls, no man could win to the gorge save by advancing across a knife-edged ridge. Koolau the Leper
  • I was on the knife-edge between 'struggling writer' and 'failed writer', doomed to live a life where I could only fantasise about seeing my book on shelves up and down the country. Ben Wakeling: Just a Face in the Crowd
  • And again the knife-edged passage was disputed, and again they fell back to the beach. Koolau the Leper
  • York was on a knife-edge tonight as the city's flood defences faced their toughest test following the continuing deluge.
  • The court was told that, amid a falling property market and rising construction costs, the whole development was on a knife-edge.
  • With the presidential election poised on a knife-edge, both camps have turned their attention not only to the key mid-western battlegrounds but also to the south-western states of the US.
  • The game is poised on a knife-edge. One mistake or one piece of good luck could decide it.
  • Services in many rural areas are now on a knife-edge.
  • Aeons ago, rivers of ice carved out the unforgettable landforms - knife-edge ridges, hanging valley, and towering peaks, every view a visual aria.
  • The game is poised on a knife-edge. One mistake or one piece of good luck could decide it.
  • ‘The timing could not be more critical, the trade talks are on a knife-edge and we need to see leadership from the EU,’ she added.
  • At the moment the election seems balanced on a knife-edge.
  • We had to climb over a knife-edge mountain ridge.
  • When the soldiers reached the knife-edged passage, he was prompted to warn them. Koolau the Leper
  • We dropped our packs and did a fast recon up to the base of Koh-i-Bardar to find our line: a steep couloir to a knife-edge ridge to the summit.
  • We could plainly see all the knife-edge creases in his trousers and the gleaming white blancoed webbing belt around his middle.
  • Median incomes may be higher than the national average but many of the young families in these areas are on a financial knife-edge as a result of huge mortgages.
  • Living with him, she is constantly on a knife-edge.
  • When I caught up with Bryan, he was gingerly backstepping along a knife-edge arête.
  • The plan failed to achieve a simple majority of the Ankara parliament in a knife-edge vote on Saturday.
  • The success of the project is still very much on a knife-edge.
  • Today he was wearing a dark jacket with light flannels pressed to knife-edged sharpness. DOUBTFUL MOTIVES
  • In allusion to resultant milling of circumference distributing and circumgyratetion axes multi-angles surface, design and application for drum of curve knife-Edge milling Jig was good for imitating.
  • If many of them lived on the knife-edge of poverty, it was as much a result of their low wages and unsteady employment as any "thriftless" habits of alcoholism or gambling. NPR Topics: News
  • During the winter of 1831-32, the nation stood on a knife-edge.
  • They dance along the knife-edge of self-parody and total irrelevance, but they never topple over.
  • Wind- and drought-gnarled Torrey pines do a pas de deux with sandstone formations whose knife-edge ridges, deep furrows, and occasional hoodoo-like capstones create a mini Bryce Canyon at the beach.
  • Gas supplies, however, are on a knife-edge and any problem, including minor equipment breakdowns or higher summer temperatures, will produce immediate cuts.
  • We had to climb over a knife-edge mountain ridge.
  • More than a hundred hopefuls would try the same knife-edged Hornli ridge, the most popular route, and there is room on the steep rock for safe passage of but one party at a time. James M. Clash: Madness on the Matterhorn
  • This week's interest-rate decision by the Bank of England's monetary policy committee is on a knife-edge, amid further evidence that the economy is weakening.
  • Antarctic icecap which is, for the most part, frozen determinedly rigid, Greenland in summer sits poised on the knife-edge between liquid and solid, a world of blues and whites, a landscape which in summer melts into fantastical sculptures which can last no longer than an afternoon. Home | Mail Online
  • After a year of falling markets, the US economy is now on a knife-edge.
  • His feature-length art films, lavishly shot and propped and edited, veer from images of a classic-car demolition derby in the Chrysler Building, to a gorgeous amputee slicing potatoes with her knife-edged prostheses, to melted Vaseline pouring down a chute at the Guggenheim Museum. Movies: Matthew Barney's 'Cremaster Cycle' comes to E Street Cinema
  • There is no better instance of Newton's quantitative approach to his experiments than the following undated manu - script page describing things “To be tryed” to elucidate the phenomenon of diffraction, that is the bending of light, and the production of colored fringes (fasciae to Newton), when light passes through a tiny hole or past a knife-edge: Dictionary of the History of Ideas
  • There have been tart knife-edged satires like Dr. Strangelove and weepy but powerful melodramas like On the Beach. How the End Begins
  • The economy is balanced on a knife-edge.
  • House prices look to be on a knife-edge but, whatever happens to the property market, they look set to remain the nation's favourite topic of discussion for a while longer.
  • Meanwhile, flood-threatened parts of North Yorkshire remained on a knife-edge today, waiting for river levels to reach their peaks following record rainfalls.
  • If you don't back your files up, especially if you're a very small business, you're living on a knife-edge.
  • His future in the job is balanced on a knife-edge .

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