from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A yard for slaughtering worn-out horses; a knacker's yard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The workplace of a knacker; a knacker’s yard


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  • We're glad average citizens are fighting for their property rights, and we hope GOP lawmakers take Governor Brown up on the offer to send redevelopment agencies to the knackery.

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  • Old horses that have outlived their usefulness are also referred to as knackers, indicating their readiness for the knackery or rendering facility.

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  • For the shoppers, there's the inevitable trip to Hannsi, the giant Venezuelan folk-art emporium of all things knick-knackery.

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  • Inside, she found the kind of office that was not so much decorated as accumulated: the hundreds of books, most of which Were leather editions stuffed with handwritten notes on yellowing paper, which sat stacked four-deep on institutional-design metal shelves, had to compete against a lifetime's sediment of beloved knick-knackery for every inch of shelf space.

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  • "I don't know why we're putting our trust in knackery," said Armor-of-God.

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  • Joreboam Hemelett was a gunsmith, and he must have had a touch of fire knackery because it was well known that no matter how damp a day it might be, the powder in a Hemelett gun always ignited.

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  • "Well, one thing's sure," said Horace Guester. "if it wasn't for knackery Alvin wouldn't be in this blamed fix."

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  • He didn't even have to use knackery to get away, neither.

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  • Armor-of-God must've let up a little on his hatred of knackery and hidden powers.

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