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Knap (noun)

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Knap. n.s. [cnap, Welsh, a protuberance, or a broken piece; cnæp, Saxon, a protuberance.] A protuberance; a swelling prominence.

You shall see many fine seats set upon a knap of ground, environed with higher hills round about it, whereby the heat of the sun is pent in, and the wind gathereth as in troughs. Bacon.

Sources: Bacon, Francis (396)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269) · Saxon (215) · Welsh (Welch) (27)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Knap (noun)." 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=6983.


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