from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See knur.


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  • Is he back in Cumberland amongst his dales, a stalwart stripling, fishing some lonely stream within the hills, watching a bout at "knurr-and-spell" across the heather, or wrestling a fall in friendly rivalry with his cousin, a son of Anak, tall as himself?

    M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur." G.J. Whyte-Melville 1849

  • Stoolball, knurr-and-spell, trapball, ninepins, handbasll, bowls and football were all customary pastimes of the Easter holidays. "

    Risky Regencies Diane Gaston 2010


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