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- n. brass knuckles
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. same as knuckles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A children's game played with marbles.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand
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He hides in the alley and turns the hose on uncle Ephraim's standing collar as he passes on his way to church, he cracks chestnut burrs with his naked heel; he robs birds 'nests, and murders bullfrogs, and plays "knucks" and "base-ball."
I'd really rather have a man spar me with bare 'knucks' than with eight-ounce pillows.
At times "knucks" was the favorite pastime and those who are afraid of bodily injuries in modern games should be comforted by the fact that a serious injury to the knee from much kneeling resulted to one of our students, who was taken to Baltimore for treatment by a specialist.
However, he was willing to lend his revolver to the Marshal and a pair of brass "knucks" to Harry Squires.
"knucks" with a troop of children and laughing heartily at the fun they were all having.
There was a school of thought, which seemed to be picking up steam, that the way to handle the problem was with handcuffs and brass knucks.
I whirled to strike him, knucks out, but it was just some guy I know from El Rio.
I just posted a pattern for some knucks (fingerless gloves) for you Jacob lovers.
Many of them realise that ten grand buys a lot of the illegal tasers and brass knucks necessary for the role.
It was a single expanse of land that was called the lots the way a back alley was called the yards and this is where Matty got his hand busted up in a card game called shots on knucks.