Knight of the post

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Knight of the post one who gained his living by giving false evidence on trials, or false bail; hence, a sharper in general.
    • Knight of the post See under Knight.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Knight of the post one familiar with the whipping-post or pillory
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cniht Ger. and Dut. knecht, Dan. knegt.

Usage

In literature:

Some other method, therefore, must be thought of to immortalize the new knight of the windmill and post.
"The Writings of Thomas Paine, Vol. I" by Thomas Paine
I will myself post the main body of the knights in the courtyard.
"A Knight of the White Cross" by G.A. Henty
Some other method, therefore, must be thought of to immortalize the new knight of the windmill and post.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
Of course the idea is to post a Knight at Q 4, but as it is the other Knight which will be posted there this manoeuvre does not seem logical.
"Chess Fundamentals" by José Raúl Capablanca
He was knighted by James I. in July 1603, and became Master of the Bevels in 1610, a post which he held until 1622.
"Richard III: His Life & Character" by Clements R. Markham
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In news:

My thanks to the Knight Science Journalism Tracker for pointing out a "mea culpa" posted today by The New York Times 's Kenneth Chang regarding an error he made in an article last week about a new form of the element boron .
My thanks to the Knight Science Journalism Tracker for pointing out a "mea culpa" posted today by The New York Times 's Kenneth Chang regarding an error he made in an article last week about a new form of the element boron.
Traders work at a Knight Capital Group Inc post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Aug 3, 2012.
Bargain Mom tipster Christin Knight posted a picture of her refrigerator on the Bargain Mom Facebook page.
Charles N DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No 9249 is sponsoring a benefit on Saturday, Jan 26, 2013, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus Hall, 1841 Whitehaven Road, for the Briggs family.
Now ranked fourth in the OVAC class AAA volleyball standings, the Lady Knight volleyball team at Tyler Consolidated are on their way to a successful season, with their eyes on the goal of post season play.
In this file photo last week, specialist Peter Giacchi looks at the price of Knight at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
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