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  • adj. Having a covering of small knobs

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of knots or lumps.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having knobs


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  • A few appeared at the same time on both legs and were slightly raised but not 'knobbly', and not bad enough for her to want to stop wearing skirts.

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  • At the updated resorts, events such as knobbly knees competitions are distant memories.

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  • Disaster for consumers: EU to allow oddly curved cucumbers and "knobbly" carrots in supermarkets!

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  • Room IV has a corner of fine melancholy rose- and blue-period Picassos, as well as a long wall of 11 Matisses in all the wrong colors and his knobbly bronze "Serf."

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  • When you coast by these places at night, you can observe under every table cloth a set of eight knobbly candle-white knees dangling from voluminous bags of shorts, above which ample stomachs are coddled by familiar, comforting tuck.

    Good morning, Melaque: one day in a small Mexico beach town

  • She has not trodden the stone paths, knobbly like elephants' knees.

    A Fossil With Flesh

  • With a smouldering disdain which could quickly turn to bloody-mindedness, the rams kept their composure, even though the odd knobbly bits on their foreheads were all that remained of horns and pride.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • It was something to do with the knobbly knees, the way one leg would drag coyly behind the other, and the impression of Kelly having feet that headed in opposite directions.

    Gerard Kelly obituary

  • Scriptwriters, directors and actors if they're any good know to leave enough of the knobbly bits of life in while reality shows don't seem to exercise the same restraint.

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  • At 25mm long and 10mm wide it was a big beetle with formidable mandibles like spiky daggers, serving a purpose driven by that squarish, thick-set head with eyes far apart and knobbly antennae.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge


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