A Dictionary of the English Language
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Knottiness

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Kno'ttiness. n.s. [from knotty.] Fulness of knots; unevenness; intricacy; difficulty.

Virtue was represented by Hercules naked, with lion's skin and knotted club: by his oaken club is signified reason ruling the appetite; the knottiness thereof, the difficulty they have that seek after virtue. Peacham on Drawing.

Sources: Peacham, Henry (53)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Knottiness." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 22, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13554.


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