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Knot (verb active)

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To Knot. v.a. [from the noun.]

  1. To complicate in knots.

    Happy we who from such queens are freed,
    That were always telling beads:
    But here's a queen when she rides abroad
    Is always knotting threads.
    Sidley.

  2. To intangle; to perplex.

  3. To unite.

    The party of the papists in England are become more knotted, both in dependence towards Spain, and amongst themselves. Bacon's War with Spain.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396) · Sedley, Charles (2)

Attributes: Verb Active (289)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Knot (verb active)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 9, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=13564.


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