• WordNet 3.6
    • adj knobbed used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots "gnarled and knotted hands","a knobbed stick"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Giraffes are the only animals born with horns. Both males and females are born with bony knobs on the forehead.
    • a Knobbed Containing knobs; full of knobs; ending in a nob. See Illust of Antenna. "The horns of a roe deer of Greenland are pointed at the top, and knobbed or tuberous at the bottom."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • knobbed Having a knob or knobs; knobby; in entomology, terminating in a knob or dilated part, as the antennæ of a butterfly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Knobbed containing or set with knobs
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

The red needle started to oscillate and he reached quickly to adjust a knob.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
But just as she turned the knob the manager entered from the hall.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World" by Margaret Vandercook
She was so fussed she turned to the door and grasped the knob the second time.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
And you little Yellow-Knobs shall hang under a limb where every rain that comes shall drench your outer skin.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
A small perforated knob at the breast served for attachment.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
She stood a moment on the threshold before she laid her hand upon the knob.
"The Governess" by Julie M. Lippmann
Hoddan seated himself leisurely in the pilot's seat and turned small knobs.
"The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Leinster
She turned the knob with a flutter at her heart, and stepped into the office.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Trying the knob of the massive door, she found it locked.
"The Girl Scouts' Good Turn" by Edith Lavell
I tried the stump of a knob; the door yielded.
"The Blue Wall" by Richard Washburn Child

In poetry:

The doctors being very sore,
A stethoscope they did devise
That had a rammer to clear the bore,
With a knob at the end to kill the flies.
"The Stethoscope Song. A Professional Ballad" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
It's a sight to see Nell at the racecourse,
Her beauty can not be concealed;
All the young knobs bet their tanners and bobs
To see Nellie lay on the field.
"The Bookmaker’s Daughter 1934" by Billy Bennett
The Anchor was weighed - the Anchor was weighed
In the scale at the rag-shop it went
The sailor stood chewing the knob off the door
For all his bad money was spent.
"The Sailor Comes Home With The Washing" by T W Connor
"Three 'undred thousand snobs
Came out to stop the vay,
Vith sticks vith iron knobs,
Or else we'd gained the day.
The harmy quite kept out of sight,
And so ve vent avay.
"The Three Christmas Waits" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Changing for amber-knobs their Eastern ware
Or tin-sand silvery fair,
To temper brazen swords, or rim the shield
Of heroes, arm'd for fight:--
While the rough miners, wondering, gladly yield
"The First And The Last" by Francis Turner Palgrave
Whichever the sex, whatever the season or place, he may go freshly
and gently and safely, by day or by night;
He has the pass-key of hearts—to him the response of the prying of
hands on the knobs.
"Now List To My Morning's Romanza" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Complete with clock, ash tray, lighter and other switch knob.
The Knob in Falmouth is first.
It's great that so little actually "happens" as Ellen twists tiny knobs and occasionally punches the air.
Earl Richard " Bud " Osgood, 88, a resident of Shell Knob, Mo.
Huge knobs $55 256 8841.
But for me, the revelation of the night was Knob Creek 's Rye whiskey ($41).
Their product is mounted over the thumbturn, having a larger turn knob in the center.
In order to better meet student growth and additional programs, Ashley Academy is looking at relocating from its Knob Creek Road home.
Joseph Wilson turns a series of silver knobs around the rim of a large, stainless steel cylinder.
Hillsborough, NJ – Top Knobs and its sister company, Hardware Resources, launch the "Rebuild New Jersey" program to donate knobs, pulls, bath accessories, slides, hinges, etc.
For one day only, golf on the championship course at Hickory Knob Resort State Park will be free as part of an appreciation day for public safety personnel.
Knob Lick business man indicted.
Introducing, Girls Licking Door Knobs.
Second-grader Lamont Williams asks an audience member to name that song at Pine Knob Elementary's talent show, Friday night (it was guessed right, the Star Wars theme).
I've written here at before about the sudden resurgence of rye , and some great new examples of the genre from Knob Creek and WhistlePig.

In science:

Here control denotes tailoring the physical behavior of nonlinear dynamical systems (which generically exhibit chaotic dynamics) using “knobs” (i.e., suitable external parameters).
How periodic orbit bifurcations drive multiphoton ionization
Success depends on identifying simple knobs and understanding why and how they alter the system.
How periodic orbit bifurcations drive multiphoton ionization
If we have another quantization, there should be, in principle, another angle-like “knob.” Thus, the usual one dimensional data plot should be replaced by a two dimensional surface.
Bell's Inequalities, Superquantum Correlations, and String Theory
Thus, the second “knob” may very well allow us to interpolate between the classical, quantum, and superquantum cases.
Bell's Inequalities, Superquantum Correlations, and String Theory
The corresponding FS looks like a sphere with “knobs” located at those segments which are close to the boundaries of the Brillouin zone.
Local Features of the Fermi Surface Curvature and the Anomalous Skin Effect in Metals