long knife

long knife

1. n. an assassin. (Underworld.) Some long knife showed up, but Marty took him out before he made his move.
2. n. a destroyer; a hatchet man. One of his long knives came over to pressure us into cooperating.
See also: knife, long
References in classic literature ?
I must put the blood of the lamb on the head of the boy," Jesse muttered when the sticks had begun to blaze greedily, and taking a long knife from his pocket he turned and walked rapidly across the clearing toward David.
When he came to the creek that was shallow and splashed down over the stones, he dashed into the water and turned to look back, and when he saw his grandfather still running toward him with the long knife held tightly in his hand he did not hesitate, but reaching down, se- lected a stone and put it in the sling.
With a roar of pain and rage, Numa reared up and fell backward upon the ape-man; but still the mighty man-thing clung to his hold and repeatedly the long knife plunged rapidly into his side.
Gogoomy have long knife one hand, and Kwaque's head in other hand.
It was a matter of but an instant to reach the black's side and drag his long knife from its scabbard.
Sheeta, catlike, alighted upon four out-sprawled feet, the weight of the ape-man crushing him to earth, the long knife again imbedded in his side.
A long knife was in the doeskin belt that supported the doeskin skirt tightly about her lithe limbs.
cried the scout, drawing his long knife, while his quick eyes began to flash with ardor, "take the last of the screeching imps; of the other two we are sartain
He attempted to dodge the long arms that reached for him; but, failing, drew a long knife that hung at his belt.
As his antagonist came roaring toward him, Lord Greystoke tore his long knife from its sheath, and with an answering challenge as horrid and bloodcurdling as that of the beast he faced, rushed swiftly to meet the attack.
They were rough-looking desperadoes, with sun-blackened faces, and an immensity of beard; their wide short trousers were confined about the waist by belts, often clasped with a rough plate of gold, and sustaining always a long knife, and in some instances, a sword.
In desperation the smaller of the two Assassins pulled out a long knife from his pocket, and tried to pry Pinocchio's mouth open with it.
and the little girl drew forth a long knife, from a crack in the wall, and let it glide over the Reindeer's neck.
Late on Tuesday, Palestinian men boarded a bus and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another rammed a car into a bus stop, then got out of his vehicle and began hacking bystanders with a long knife.
Even if it is a long knife, it won't reach Cameron's heart - because he doesn't have one.