from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of knot.
  • n. The formation of a knot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of fancy work made with twisted and knotted threads, and closely imitating some old forms of lace.
  • n. In cloth-manuf., the operation of removing knots from cloths with tweezers.
  • n. A kind of cement especially useful for metals and as a covering for protection from the weather. It is made with red lead, carefully ground, and thinned with boiled oil and a little turpentine.


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  • Pedestrians, loaded down, with furniture, had succeeded in knotting up traffic so that it could barely move.

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  • Also, I relaly like the idea of knotting random pretty fabric strips on the umbrella poles, I might have to do that too…

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  • Another variety of knotting, which is still occasionally used, resembles _bullion_, being made into a long roll.

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  • He has difficulty with spelling and reading, and it takes him several minutes to perform simple functions such as knotting a tie.

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  • Daughtry dashed into the cabin, came back with a pillow and three sheets, and, using the first as a pad and knotting the last together in swift weaver's knots, he left the Ancient Mariner safe and soft and took Michael back into his own arms.


  • But if she looked lily-frail in her elemental environment, she was belied by the grip she put upon Pierre's hand, by the knotting of her woman's biceps as it took the weight of her body, by the splendid effort of her limbs as they held her out from the perpendicular bank while she made the ascent.


  • The factories here specialize in "Leavers" lace, using looms that imitate the intricate knotting of 18th-century handmade lace.

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  • For the last 10 years she has been spending her days knotting with waxed linen, blending an archetypal art form (the teapot) with appropriated images from what is commonly considered to be “high art.”

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