from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of knack. Chaucer.
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"When _I_ was a soldier," he remarked, very gravely, "I had a coat an 'a hat on, an' a muff an 'a little knake [Footnote: Snake: tippet.] wound my neck to keep me warm, an' it wained, an 'hailed, an' 'tormed, an' I felt bad, so I whallowed a sword an 'burned me all down dead."