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  • adj. superlative form of knobby: most knobby.


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  • In 1867 another visitor, Mark Twain, called Jerusalem “the knobbiest town in the world, except Constantinople.”

    Crossing Mandelbaum Gate

  • Just to spite the old man, Alder had chosen the knobbiest, ugliest piece of ipo he could find.

    Pendragon Before the War

  • Here, too, was raw material organized: a fly-wheel, large enough to keep the knobbiest of asteroids revolving without a wabble; a cross-head, cross-tail, and piston-rod, to help a great sea-going steamer breast the waves; a light walking-beam, to whirl the paddles of a fast boat on the river; and other members of machines, only asking to be put together and vivified by steam and they would go at their work with a will.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862

  • Wherefore, when one looks down from an eminence, upon the compact mass of houses (so closely crowded together, in fact, that there is no appearance of streets at all, and so the city looks solid,) he sees the knobbiest town in the world, except

    The Innocents Abroad

  • On one eventful night we saw some refuse fish being wheeled off in a barrow, and we begged leave to abstract a fish, which was -- I say it without fear of contradiction -- the knobbiest and scaliest member of the finny tribe.

    The Chequers Being the Natural History of a Public-House, Set Forth in a Loafer's Diary

  • Though for caution’s sake — I’m not native to cooking these things after all — I did trim off the gnarliest, knobbiest bits, perhaps just creating unnecessary work.

    Apple Cider-Braised Kabocha Squash with Golden Raisins and Onion


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