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  • n. Plural form of kneepan.


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  • In like manner, he treated the bunches of hair that grow over the animal's kneepans and elbows.

    Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks

  • Yes, we became very wakeful; so much so that our recumbent position began to grow wearisome, and by little and little we found ourselves sitting up; the clothes well tucked around us, leaning against the head-board with our four knees drawn up close together, and our two noses bending over them, as if our kneepans were warming-pans.

    Moby Dick, or, the whale

  • An old doctor came to me once (this is literal fact) with some contrivance or other for people with broken kneepans.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • They may be trained to believe it's comfortable to walk round in public with their kneepans in plain sight; but no man can ever make me think it's either beautiful to the eye, or respectful in the presence of one's betters. "

    On the Firing Line


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