American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several knots, especially one similar to a square knot, used in surgery for tying ligatures or stitching incisions.
- n. any of several knots used in tying stitches or ligatures
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A list of tools whose names indicate the trades of those that use them, beginning with carpenter's square.
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O time, thou must untangle this, not I.
It is too hard a knot for me to untie.
-- Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act 2, scene 2
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