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- adj. Having many protuberances, knobs or knots; knotty, rough or rugged.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Knotty; rough; figuratively, rough in temper.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Knotty; full of knots; rough with knots; having prominent joints.
- Hence Rough in temper; cross; waspish.
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