American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Strongly knit, especially strongly and firmly constructed: a well-knit body; a well-knit theatrical production.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Firmly compacted; strongly framed or fixed.
- adj. strongly and firmly constructed
“At first she found fault with the more than slight cheek-hollows under the cheek-bones, but when she measured his well-knit, slenderly muscular figure, with its deep chest and heavy shoulders, she discovered that she preferred the hollows; at least they did not imply lack of nutrition.”
“His was a tall, slender, well-knit figure, and Grief, studying him, estimated his character from his face.”
“He was at the wheel, a small, well-knit, muscular man of say forty-five, with black hair graying on the temples, a big eagle-face, swarthy, with keen, intelligent black eyes.”
“This conference was convened to develop a well-knit organization that would be able to coordinate and expand WPA services across Europe.”
“Their top spark was a rangy, well-knit Ulsterman with sandy whiskers and a soft-spoken honeycomb voice; his name, he informed me, was Grattan Nugent-Hare, "with the hyphen, sir which is a bit of a pose, don't ye know, but I'm attached to it.”
“His well-knit body was, except for matching shoes and the ubiquitous silken sporran, otherwise uncovered.”
“They were a well-knit organization within an organization and were made up of practical, hardheaded men who were working toward improvement of conditions throughout the Ship, as they saw them.”
“This highly intelligent utilitarian breed is distinguished by two coat types, either curly or wavy; an impressive head of considerable breadth and well proportioned mass; a ruggedly built, well-knit body; and a powerful, thickly based tail, carried gallantly or used purposefully as a rudder.”
“He looked to people he had known for a long time, friends who would work with him and with each otherwho together would constitute a well-knit team.”
“Close as its Shade, your well-knit Judgments grow;”
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