Definitions

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  • n. Small particles of ore.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of knit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. Small particles of ore.

Etymologies

Probably the same word as nit a louse's egg. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Making mathematical knits is another sub-set of this trend.

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  • The woman who knits is thinking sadly of the glad days of peace, now unhappily gone by, when she was so sure it was her duty to bring children into the world.

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  • "The line is primarily based on separates such as knits, cotton shirting and blazers," outlined Schaefer; who praised the "bright hues, original prints and ... distinctive vision."

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  • Home Sweet Home is patriotic song about how lucky you are to be raised the right way and have a place to call your home, this kind of knits this album together, Blake is singing about things he believes and his home is one of them.

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  • Second, this particle size "knits" together effectively over the summer season, making it a more stable medium for withstanding the ravages of winter weather.

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  • Sun-Star Paper StitchLock Zn. One of the coolest items in J-List's history is the Sun-Star Paper StitchLock Zn, the super heavy-duty paper stitcher that takes sheets of paper and "knits" them together so you never need staples.

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  • We all sit in silence for a minute while Mrs. Brown knits, taking careful sips of our tea.

    Ten Miles Past Normal

  • There was no color portrait of him next to the mail-order double knits and shoes.

    Style in Fiction

  • She likes cottons with a little stretch and flowing quality—jersey knits are a favorite—so that her movements aren't constricted.

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  • She runs her own graphic design business and also practices yoga, knits, and collects vintage coats.

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  • As a plural only noun. Knitted clothes. 'When the weather gets cold we get out our knits.'

    September 7, 2011