Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A simplified spelling of knell.

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Examples

  • According to the Wall Street crowd, this 4.6% tax hike on adjusted gross incomes over $250,000 will sound the death knel ...

    Paul Abrams: Just 4.6% Away from Socialism

  • According to the Wall Street crowd, this 4.6% tax hike on adjusted gross incomes over $250,000 will sound the death knel ... digg

    Paul Abrams: Just 4.6% Away from Socialism

  • This seemed to be the knel of death, and it occurred to him, that a dying person was approaching to receive the last sacrament; when he head remotely a warbling of female voices, mingling with the deeper tones of the monks, and with the hollow note of the bell, as it struck at intervals.

    The Italian

  • Thus the preterite of to kneel, despite the example of to sleep and its analogues, is not knel’, nor even knelt, but kneeled.

    Chapter 9. The Common Speech. 3. The Verb

  • Our hearts should leave the world, before the knel Calls for our carcases to mend the soil.

    The complaint; or Night thoughts on life, death, and immortality. With the life of the author

  • There's a lass in this town she wears a g (reen gown) she lies on her back & she's sivle, she's (civil he ('s) worse then a clown that will not knel (l down) and play up a tune to her fiddle her fiddle

    Captain McKean

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