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knife, especially one used as a weaponCommon
clues: Switchblade; Prison weapon; Thug's knife; Pen knife?;
blade; Baddie's blade; Knife, in the slammer; Street-fighter's
4 times a yearFrequency
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in knife fight over 'Idol' avoid prison Video: Prison
shiv (from the Romani word chiv) is a slang term for a sharp or
pointed implement used as an improvised knife-like weapon. The
shiv is the favored weapon of inmates in prisons across the
world. It is infamous for its versatility - a shiv can be
anything from a glass shard with cloth wrapped around one end to
form a handle, to a razorblade stuck in the end of a toothbrush,
to a sharpened spoon. Some inmates have even sharpened the ends
of pork chop bones to make them into weapons.
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