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Cutler's Poetry

Mere jingles or rhymes. Knives had, at one time, a distich inscribed on the blade by means of aqua fortis.

Whose posy was
For all the world like cutler's poetry
Upon a kuife.

Shakespeare: Merchant of Venice, v 1.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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