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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of knoll.


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  • O Mary! this is the land of congyration — The bell knolled when we were there — I saw lights, and heard lamentations. —

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • In August of 1942 a Mexican youth named José Diaz was beaten to death and run over with a car out at the Sleepy Lagoon — a grass-knolled meeting place for gang members in the Williams Ranch area of Central LA.

    The Big Nowhere

  • Also on the 26. daie of Januarie, there chanced a maruellous earthquake in Northfolke, in the Ile of Elie, and in Suffolke, so that men as they stood on the ground were ouerthrowne therewith, and buildings so shaken, that the belles in stéeples knolled: the like had also chanced in the

    Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland (2 of 6): England (5 of 12) Henrie the Second

  • "If ever been where bells have knolled to church"; if you have ever been within sound of Bow bells; if you have ever been happy and haughty enough to call yourself a Cockney.

    Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

  • In the direction of the Mexican quarter, the bell of the cathedral knolled at intervals.


  • I too have been knolled to church, and sat at good men's feasts; but I bear no mark of it.

    An Inland Voyage

  • I, too, have been knolled to church, and sat at good men's feasts; but I bear no mark of it.

    The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 1 (of 25)

  • Church, plain as way to parish, 68. seed of the, 756. to be of no, is dangerous, 369. where bells have knolled to, 68. where God built a, 770. who builds to God a, 322. without a bishop, 588.

    Familiar Quotations A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature

  • You might argue that having beaten South Africa 41-39 for their first win on the highveld since shortly before JFK was grassy-knolled in Dallas, they would be feeling pretty good about themselves.

    New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

  • ” The duke replied, “True it is that we are men (as you say) who have seen better days, and though we have now our habitation in this wild forest, we have lived in towns and cities, and have with holy bell been knolled to church, have sat at good men’s feasts, and from our eyes have wiped the drops which sacred pity has engendered; therefore sit you down, and take of our refreshment as much as will minister to your wants.

    As You Like It


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