knot

All Noun Verb
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  • Then he released her from his arms and held her face between his knotted hands. Cited from The Best Short Stories of 1920, by Various
  • If the knot held and grew for approximately a year, their love would stay true.
  • Known under a variety of names, this knot has been used both on land and at sea.
  • But if she tied a knot, she could stop the enemy from moving.
  • Other knots used for this purpose can cause a substantial loss of strength.
  • The whole thing was thus knotted into an impossible ring, out of which no escape seemed possible. Cited from The Visionary, by Jonas Lie
  • This will bring you to the left side of the flat knot.
  • It is also sometimes found in Chinese art and used in Chinese knots.
  • The knot will spring apart as soon as the riding turn is cut.
  • She put her hands behind her head and began weaving and knotting her hair together. Cited from At the Back of the North Wind, by Elizabeth Lewis and George MacDonald
  • The free ends should end up on the same side of the knot for maximum strength.
  • For example, when should two knots be considered the same?
  • If this does not make the knot large enough use the figure-eight knot. Cited from On the Trail, by Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard
  • He passed one end of each short rope through this and knotted it to the other end. Cited from Two Little Savages, by Ernest Thompson Seton
  • Most men tie their hair in a large knot on the crown of the head.
  • No more than seven devices may be placed on any one square knot emblem.
  • The ends of this circle are knotted together and cut off in the same way. Cited from Beeton's Book of Needlework, by Isabella Beeton
  • No similarly successful theory has been developed for knots in general.
  • The loop may pass around or through an object during the making of the knot.
  • He came in at eleven o'clock, his face knotted into anxious lines. Cited from The Eagle's Heart, by Hamlin Garland
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Meaning of knot

  • noun A tight cluster of people or things
    a small knot of women listened to his sermon, the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest
  • noun Any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
  • noun A hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged
    the saw buckled when it hit a knot
  • noun Something twisted and tight and swollen
    their muscles stood out in knots, the old man's fists were two great gnarls, his stomach was in knots
  • noun A sandpiper that breeds in the arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
  • verb Make into knots; make knots out of
    She knotted her fingers
  • verb Tie or fasten into a knot
    knot the shoelaces