Turk's-head

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Turk's-head (Naut) A knot of turbanlike form worked on a rope with a piece of small line.
    • Turk's-head A long-handled, round-headed broom for sweeping ceilings, etc.
    • Turk's-head Any of several species of Echinocactus.
    • Turk's-head The melon cactus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Turk's-head a kind of knot: a long broom with spherical head: a kind of cooking-pan, having a tin core in the centre
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Usage

In literature:

It was stopped with a wooden plug, carved in the likeness of a Turk's head.
"Martin Hyde, The Duke's Messenger" by John Masefield
At night* Mr. Johnson and I supped in a private room at the Turk's Head coffee-house, in the Strand.
"Life of Johnson" by James Boswell
Any way, I'll have me thirty separate, Turk's-headed life-lines, each three feet long hanging all round to the coffin.
"Moby Dick; or The Whale" by Herman Melville
It was not my head that the Turks cut off in prison, but my servant's, who had changed clothes with me.
"Peter the Priest" by Mór Jókai
Turn it into a Turk's head mould and bake forty-five minutes.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
A tiny movement of Carl's lips, a covert up-toss of his head, warned the Turk to rise now.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
This really famous literary club met at the Turk's Head from 1763 to 1783.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
It was a curious glimpse of disproportionate concentration; even the Turk's head was only lit to be laid aside as an obstruction.
"" by E.W. Hornung
Talk o' knockin' about like a Turk's head.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
The Club met on Monday evenings in the Turk's Head Tavern, Soho.
"Oliver Goldsmith" by E. S. Lang Buckland
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In poetry:

So thus upon a certain day,
As "Turk" stole out, some thought to play,
Or to hide from his master,
Oh, cruel fate! he was shot dead;
The ball pass'd through the poor dog's head—
Such was his sad disaster.
"An Epitaph On My Dog Turk" by Benjamin Cutler Clark

In news:

Two-strand Turk's Head ring , 14k, size 10.
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, a high-seas hitchhiker on a night watch reflects on the progress of a circumnavigation that began with the tying of a Turk's head knot.
Two-strand Turk 's Head ring, 14k, size 10.
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