Date: Mon, 9 May 1994 16:43:40 CDT
From: "Krahn, Al" AKRA[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSIC.LIB.MATC.EDU
Subject: Case Knife
In the midwest, "case knife" is a verb from the world of
breaking and entering.
To "case knife" a door means to take a table knife (the flat variety)
and slide it between the molding and frame of the door to pop the
lock, esp the type in which the bolt slides easily and is wedge
I always wondered why it was called "case."
Albert E. Krahn E-Mail AKRA[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSIC.LIB.MATC.EDU
Division of Lib. Arts and Sciences Fax 414/297-7990
Milwaukee Area Technical College Ph (H) 414/476-4025
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1443 Ph (W) 414/297-6519