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