Arkansas toothpick

Arkansas toothpick
   a dagger
   This is a sample entry, many weapons being given geographical attributions, either mocking the uncouthness of the local inhabitants or applauding their manliness:
    ... the Kentucky abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay, wearing 'three pistols and an Arkansas tooth pick'. (G. C. Ward, 1990, quoting an 1862 source)
   See also Glasgow kiss.

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