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I prefer a serrated edge when slicing a tomato.
  having points along the edge — like some leaves and knives
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  • I prefer a serrated edge when slicing a tomato.
  • The plant has finely serrated leaf edges.
  • That sharpener shouldn’t be used on a serrated blade.
  • "Do you want your receipt?" the clerk asks.
    ...
    I watch her tear the slip across the serrated plastic and...
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why

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  • After holding these, I never want to go back to serrated tin with wooden handles.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • Out of the four large windows facing the water she can see the sine curve of the coastline, the serrated firs in the distance, the glittery amethyst sea.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • They have serrated edges like a steak knife and they sawed through the board and my bones as if they were tissue paper.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • Serrated blade.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Though Bernd is screaming, through the serrated roar lodged in his ears, Werner cannot hear him.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He took a long pull from the bottle and in seconds he was before the mirror, holding the serrated knife from dinner.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • Deborah screamed, her hand shooting out of the dishwater, gripping a serrated steak knife.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • His teeth were sharp and serrated, like a shark’s.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Its claws were also white, like polished ivory, and slightly serrated on the inside curve.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Before us lay the dark bulk of the house, its serrated roof and bristling chimneys hard outlined against the silver-spangled sky.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • With a serrated knife, she clipped the fins, then turned the fish over, its underbelly facing her, and sliced it expertly from the tail to the gills.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The serrated portion of my knife should be able to manage that.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • A long serrated silver knife lay alongside the plate.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • Their mouths were full of serrated shark teeth, row on row of them, and their claws glinted like straight razors.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • A serrated knife, rusty and ragged.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • These were curved, with serrated edges.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Negotiating the serrated ridge presents no great technical hurdles, but the route is dreadfully exposed.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Thereupon Saphira arched her neck, and a jet of blue flame emanated from between her serrated fangs and splashed against the scree, blackening the lichen, which released a bitter smell as it burned.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Three were the oval Mill bomb type, serrated, heavy iron with a spring level held down in position by a cotter pin with pulling rig attached.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • In the human world we seldom see flatness, for the trees and houses and hedges give a serrated edge to the landscape.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • It was blind, she saw, a thick line of serrated teeth running like a zipper across its forehead where eyes should be.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • The air was so clear that the serrated rust and ochre ridges of the Karakoram’s eighteen-thousand-foot foothills seemed close enough to touch.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • The wood cracked between her serrated teeth as she bit down, and then it and the meat vanished into the fiery depths of her belly.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Vlad stalked off, shooting a serrated look at Mr. Lisbon and muttering about breadfruit and jackfish and crabs and how unappreciated he was.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • For instance, there were some mounds by the edge of the track, low, serrated, and touched with whitewash.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • His judgment that the scientist selects facts, hypotheses and axioms on the basis of harmony, also left the rough serrated edge of a puzzle incomplete.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Each man was given an identical knife with blades that were serrated and razor sharp.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Gnomes in serrated outfits that blew in the morning wind came out of the earth, came up in rows and columns.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • It was a shadow darker than the shadows, more regular than the serrated patchwork of buttresses and crevices and columns that mottled the face of the cliff.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • It was not on the horizon, but beyond it-a single serrated peak, climbing up over the edge of the world, its lower slopes hidden as the bulk of an iceberg is concealed below the water-line.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • The serrate edges have dulled away.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • At the base of the bristles was a broad serrated knife.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • Finally he inserted narrow forceps with serrated jaws.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • He lunged toward her, reaching out with his serrated claws.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Every Friday, he would bring in some bagels, a serrated knife, and cream cheese.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • Only a serrated knife could have torn my skin that way.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • The only ornamentation was an embossed wreath of roses and serrated leaves around its rim.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Even here, on the point of death, his name tore against my unhealed wounds like a serrated edge.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • He took a piece of flint from his pocket and got the pair of pliers and struck the flint against the serrated jaw.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • The corners of wall bluntly rose, scarred and scrawled, to taper into towers and serrated peaks and pinnacled domes.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Their driver, a balding man with gently serrated teeth, shakes Celia’s hand with fingers the texture of cork.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • He cut again, aware that the only sound in this room was of two serrated knives cutting through meat into china, severing fibers.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • While I sat there, the last canyons gave up their shadows to the night, and only the stars remained, and the dark, serrated rims of far-off mountains.
    Louis L’Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • Whenever his seatmate stirred, Max merely opened one of the tins and held his nose while dangling the bulbous strip of pungent tripe above the goblin’s sharp, serrated maw.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Dimensions (by estimation)—Greatest length, eleven feet; height, six feet; head, erect; nostrils, expansive; eyes, expressive and fierce; teeth, serrated and abundant; tail, horizontal, waving, and slightly feline; feet, large and hairy; talons, long, curvated, dangerous; ears, inconspicuous; horns, elongated, diverging, and formidable; colour, plumbeous-ashy, with fiery spots; voice, sonorous, martial, and appalling; habits, gregarious, carnivorous, fierce, and fearless.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • It was serrated, and between two spears of rock, directly in line with his position, showed a zigzag crack that at night would let through the gleam of sky.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
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