knotted

Definitions

  • Overhand Knot
    Overhand Knot
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj knotted tied with a knot "his carefully knotted necktie"
    • adj knotted used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots "gnarled and knotted hands","a knobbed stick"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Sailor's Knot Sailor's Knot
Bowline Knot Bowline Knot
THE TOP-KNOT HEN THE TOP-KNOT HEN
Fisherman's Knot Fisherman's Knot
1. Square or Reef Knot 1. Square or Reef Knot
"You could tie a knot  on your tail "You could tie a knot on your tail
Boat Knot.  Sheet bend and Toggle. Clove Hitch  Half Hitch  Timber Hitch Boat Knot. Sheet bend and Toggle. Clove Hitch Half Hitch Timber Hitch

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The expression "Tying the Knot" comes from an old Roman custom where the brides clothes were tied up all in knots and the groom was supposed to untie the knots
    • Knotted (Geol) Characterized by small, detached points, chiefly composed of mica, less decomposable than the mass of the rock, and forming knots in relief on the weathered surface; as, knotted rocks.
    • Knotted Entangled; puzzling; knotty. "They're catched in knotted lawlike nets."
    • Knotted Full of knots; having knots; knurled; as, a knotted cord; the knotted oak.
    • Knotted Having intersecting lines or figures. "The west corner of thy curious knotted garden."
    • Knotted Interwoven; matted; entangled. "Make . . . thy knotted and combined locks to part."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first man-made item to exceed the speed of sound is the bull whip our leather whip. When the whip is snapped, the knotted end makes a "crack" or popping noise. It is actually causing a mini sonic boom as it exceeds the speed of sound.
    • knotted Full of knots; having knots; knotty.
    • knotted Specifically — In botany, having a series of nodes, or nodelike swellings; jointed: said of stems, pods, etc.
    • knotted In zoology, having one or more swellings; nodose.
    • knotted Having intersecting figures; having lines or walks intersecting one another, marked with interlacings.
    • knotted In lithology, containing or characterized by knots.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Knotted full of, or having, knots: having intersecting lines or figures
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Quotations

  • William Congreve
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    “Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.”

Idioms

Cut the Gordian knot - If someone cuts the Gordian knot, they solve a very complex problem in a simple way.
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Tie the knot - When people tie the knot, they get married.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cnotta; Ger. knoten, Dan. knude, L. nodus.

Usage

In literature:

I can't untie knots with one hand.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Knot the threads on for both these borders in the ordinary way, followed by a single horizontal bar of knots.
"Encyclopedia of Needlework" by Thérèse de Dillmont
These are usually straight, round poles of 6 or 8 inches in diameter, with all bark and projecting knots removed.
"Eighth Annual Report" by Various
At this time we had a nice little breeze, and were going about six knots.
"For Treasure Bound" by Harry Collingwood
I got my feet close together, and rested on the knot, which, small though it was, gave me a great deal of support.
"Sail Ho!" by George Manville Fenn
Place the needle back of the knot and bring the point out in the place where the next knot is to be made.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
On the floor stood a knot of men who stared at Brion.
"Planet of the Damned" by Harry Harrison
Here and there, between the river and the hills, were knots of blue soldiers.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Some folks say tie knots in the sheet, but I burn salt.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The knots were sometimes called pine-torches.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
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In poetry:

BLUE is Our Lady’s colour,
White is Our Lord’s.
To-morrow I will wear a knot
Of blue and white cords,
That you may see it, where you ride
Among the flashing swords.
"Blue and White" by Mary Elizabeth Coleridge
The child came trotting to her side,
Ready with bootless aid:
"Lily make veckit for papa,"
The tiny woman said:
Her mother gave the means and ways,
And a knot upon her thread.
"An Old Sermon With a New Text" by George MacDonald
So in part we shall not part,
Though we absent be,
Tyme, nor place, nor greatest smart,
Shall my bands make free:
Tyed I am, yet thinke it gaine,
In such knots I feele no paine.
"28 (Song 4)" by Mary Wroth
Thou that in fury with thy knotted tail
Hast made this iron floor thy beaten drum;
That now in silence walkst thy little space —
Like a sea-captain — careless what may come:
"The Captive Lion" by William H Davies
As sculptor's mallet to the birth
Of the slow-dawning face,
As knot upon my Lily's thread
When she would work apace,
God's Nay is such, and worketh so
For his children's coming grace.
"An Old Sermon With a New Text" by George MacDonald
WINTER forests mutely standing
Naked on your bed of snow,
Wide your knotted arms expanding
To the biting winds that blow,
Nought ye heed of storm or stress,
Stubborn, silent, passionless.
"In The Winter Woods" by Frederick George Scott

In news:

Brian Morache and his wife Mariam are past divorcees who recently tied the knot.
Brian Morache and his wife Miriam are past divorcees who recently tied the knot.
The Rockies left-hander entered Monday hanging onto his spot with a double-knotted shoelace.
To have and To Have Knot.
Kate Middleton's middle has gotten a lot of attention since she and her husband Prince William tied the knot one year ago.
Footage of tranquil Airlie Bay anchorage when exposed to 20+ knot northerlies and a rainstorm .
In the meantime, the researchers had novel knots to show off in Cambridge University dining halls, where jacket and tie are still required.
Meanwhile, the researchers have novel knots to show off in Cambridge University dining halls, where jacket and tie are still required.
We must sail through the notorious Bab el Mandeb (Gate of Sorrows) to enter the Red Sea 50 knot winds and relentless sandstorms are ready and waiting on the other side.
The Yuma County Fairgrounds was a beehive of activity Saturday morning as 9- and 10-year-old boys learned about gemstones, tied knots and practiced using carpentry tools.
It's been almost a year since Kate Middleton and Prince William tied the knot in a ceremony watched by some 40 million people worldwide.
Slicing Through a Knot of Snarled Traffic With a Swift Cut.
Slicing Through a Knot of Snarled Traffic With a Swift Cut.
Vanessa Minnillo made things official with Nick Lachey when they tied the knot in July -- and now she's got the Twitter handle to match.
Elizabeth Olsen's Ruby Lips and Top Knot.
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In science:

Joyce. A classifying invariant of knots, the knot quandle. J.
A polynomial invariant of finite quandles
We define an invariant of welded virtual knots from each finite crossed module by considering crossed module invariants of ribbon knotted surfaces which are naturally associated with them.
Invariants of Welded Virtual Knots Via Crossed Module Invariants of Knotted Surfaces
Welded virtual knots were defined in [K1], by allowing one extra move in addition to the moves appearing in the definition of a virtual knot.
Invariants of Welded Virtual Knots Via Crossed Module Invariants of Knotted Surfaces
This extra move preserves the (combinatorial) fundamental group of the complement, which is therefore an invariant of welded virtual knots (the knot group).
Invariants of Welded Virtual Knots Via Crossed Module Invariants of Knotted Surfaces
Yagima, Shin Satoh defined in [S] a map which associates an oriented knotted torus T (K ), the “tube of K ”, to each oriented welded virtual knot K .
Invariants of Welded Virtual Knots Via Crossed Module Invariants of Knotted Surfaces
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