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hot knife

An electric, ultrasonic, or radiation-powered scalpel that cuts and coagulates tissues simultaneously
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A hot knife is used to cut wax cappings off the honeycombs.
If you have never seen it it looks like dark brown shoe leather and must be cut with a hot knife, which you would always find bearing residue and usually stamped with the place of origin, i.e.
Refrigerate until you're ready to serve, then run a hot knife around the edge of the cake and remove from the tin.
An electric hot knife would work, too, so long as you have a speed control so it doesn't melt the thin plastic and gunk up the cutter.
Emppu Vuorinen's guitar, for instance, cuts through the album's towering sonic pillars with like a hot knife through butter, and vocalist Floor Jansen's voice is crystal-clear beautiful.
The hot knife of the jihadist fighters sliced effortlessly through the buttery bastions of the Iraqi army and in a matter of weeks ISIS had captured major cities and declared the establishment of a caliphate.
The cameraman further added that all of a sudden stingray propped on his front and started stabbing him wildly with its tail and it went through Irwin's chest like a hot knife through butter.
I came to full draw undetected and released a Hypodermic-tipped Easton Injexion arrow that passed through him like a hot knife through butter.
To serve, run a hot knife around the inside edge of the cake tin to release the mousse and lift out your delice.
Then along comes the person who has effortless, endless appeal--the hot knife to everyone else's butter.
What they never realized was the language of the proposed bill would have banned the ownership or use of almost 100 different calibers and types of common hunting ammunition by virtue of the fact that their ballistic characteristics made them readily capable of penetrating Law Enforcement style body armor like the proverbial hot knife through butter.
"Spear phishing pierces DRM systems like a hot knife cutting through butter.