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Thread #75102   Message #1315292
Posted By: masato sakurai
03-Nov-04 - 11:18 AM
Thread Name: Wee pen knife
Subject: RE: Wee pen knife
According to A Concordance to the Child Ballads, "penknife" is used in 52 times, "pen-knife" 47 (total 99) in the Child ballads. Many are preceded by "little" or "wee."