from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A knot tied as a symbol of loyalty in love; a true-lovers' knot.
  • n. A knot or bow of ribbon given or worn as a sign of loyalty or affection, or as a decoration.


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  • Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.


  • We have adroitly defined the infinite in arithmetic by a love-knot, in this manner ∞; but we possess not therefore a clearer notion of it.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Go pour a whisky, close the curtains and light a candle, for Bess the landlord's daughter, 'the land lord's black-eyed daughter, plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair'.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • She knew one of that kind before, and he was shot by the Coast-guard, and when they postmartyred him, an eel twenty foot long was found inside him, doubled up for all the world like a love-knot.


  • She gave him the love-knot from her breast, and stored his little trinket in that pure shrine.

    Mary Anerley

  • I just wish we'd had time this morning to retie our love-knot ...

    catpewk Diary Entry

  • Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair

    jaxraven Diary Entry

  • He displays the typical monk given up to every luxury, the costly black dress with fine fur edgings, the love-knot which fastens his hood, and his preference for pricking and hunting the hare, over poring into a stupid book in a cloister.

    English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History Designed as a Manual of Instruction

  • It was a monogram and love-knot after the fashion of the seventeenth century, and made, when joined, a superb belt-clasp, each little ornament of the relief repeating the two dates.

    Manners and Social Usages

  • "You old stupid!" said he to me, "why, I have known all about your little love-knot for the last six months!"

    French and Oriental Love in a Harem


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