Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Knox, Henry 1750-1806. American Revolutionary soldier who transported 55 captured British cannon from Fort Ticonderoga, New York, to Boston, where George Washington used them to force the British to evacuate the city (1776).
  • Knox, John 1514?-1572. Scottish religious reformer and founder of Scottish Presbyterianism. While living in exile (1553-1559) during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots, a Catholic, he came under the influence of John Calvin. Returning to Scotland (1559), Knox led the struggle for religious reform. With the drafting of the Confessions of Faith (1560), Protestantism became the established religion in Scotland.

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  • proper n. a Scottish surname
  • proper n. a male given name derived from the surname
  • proper n. county in Maine and Tennessee

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  • n. Scottish theologian who founded Presbyterianism in Scotland and wrote a history of the Reformation in Scotland (1514-1572)

Etymologies

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Old English cnocc ("round hill")

Examples

  • Overnight, the case become a media sensation, a whodunnit starring "Foxy Knoxy" - the nickname Knox herself used on the Internet-based social network MySpace, though she maintains it referred to her childhood football skills.

    The Australian | News |

  • Mignini cited instead what he called the Knox family's "expensive public relations operation" to win support for her, and urged the jury to not be swayed.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • Mr Pacelli repeatedly described what he called Knox's poor hygiene habits - the fact that she sometimes did not flush the toilet, and that she brought home lovers and kept condoms and a vibrator in a transparent beauty case in the bathroom.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • This man Knox is a dangerous character — one that I am not pleased to see any of my family take up with.

    THEFT

  • If I were certain Knox had those papers I would take him by the throat and shake them out of him.

    THEFT

  • (During all that follows of her speech, Knox is keenly interested, his eyes glisten and he hangs on her words.)

    THEFT

  • Without doubt, Knox is in possession of the letters right now.

    THEFT

  • Girlanda, who believes Knox is innocent, portrays the 23-year-old inmate -- who is serving 26 years for murder -- as serious, solemn and anxious to get her appeal process, scheduled to begin in November, underway.

    Amanda Knox's Family Hopes New Book Changes Public Perceptions (VIDEO)

  • Other segments reportedly describe Knox's future career ambitions and desires to marry and adopt a child, though Girlanda steers clear of mentioning much about Meredith Kercher, the 21-year-old UK native whom Knox is alleged to have murdered with her then-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito while engaged in an erotic game.

    Amanda Knox's Family Hopes New Book Changes Public Perceptions (VIDEO)

  • But jailed U.S. student Amanda Knox is being cast in a different light in a new book that's just now hitting shelves.

    Amanda Knox's Family Hopes New Book Changes Public Perceptions (VIDEO)

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