love knot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n love knot a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Love knot a knot or bow, as of ribbon; -- so called from being used as a token of love, or as a pledge of mutual affection.
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Usage

In literature:

Despised love struck not with woe    That head of curly knots, Nor stomach troubles laid him low,    Young Stephen Dowling Bots.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
As to whether the love-knot of which Mary Garland had the keeping still held firm, who should pronounce?
"Roderick Hudson" by Henry James
Who knows but that some day you may be showing it for a love-knot?
"A Gentleman of France" by Stanley Weyman
I do not love a medicine that causes men to tie themselves into knots and then turns them green.
"The People Of The Mist" by H. Rider Haggard
Despised love struck not with woe That head of curly knots, Nor stomach troubles laid him low, Young Stephen Dowling Bots.
"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Part 4" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Who'll buy my love-knots?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 100, May 2, 1891" by Various
Sometimes Gertrude wondered why the marriage ceremony so often untied lovers' knots, and why after marriage love and esteem did not increase.
"The Harris-Ingram Experiment" by Charles E. Bolton
The hair in the men was allowed to flow to the shoulders or gathered in a love knot, while the whiskers and beard formed a point.
"The Old Masters and Their Pictures" by Sarah Tytler
THE JIMMALL RING OR TRUE-LOVE KNOT.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
When Parents draw against our Mind, The True-Love's Knot they faster bind.
"The Beggar's Opera" by John Gay
The very knot bore the combined neatness and strength of female ingenuity, and its complication looked endless as conjugal love.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
The furnishing of the chamber of the love knots was arranged for, decorously, between Mrs. Ransome and the foreman.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
She had a lovely top-knot, made of that which had been her tail.
"Eskimo Folktales" by Unknown
Having no children, they loved it as though it were the tiny top-knot of a baby.
"Harper's Young People, September 14, 1880" by Various
She sat late at night correcting the embroidery of some true-love-knots that Margot had been making for her.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
Then he had to get a few diamond pins, butterflies, true-love knots, and so on, to fix it with.
"The Return of the Prodigal" by May Sinclair
She has that sort of head that loves a hard knot to unravel!
"Barrington Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
So your knighthood must even go as you are, with my love-knots on you.
"The Honour of Savelli" by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
Who knows but that some day you may be showing it for a love-knot?
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
But I loved so that great, girlish knot.
"Christmas Roses and Other Stories" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
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In poetry:

"O for a knight like Bayard,
Without reproach or fear;
My light glove on his casque of steel,
My love-knot on his spear!
"The Hero" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"O for a knight like Bayard,
Without reproach or fear!
My light glove on his casque of steel
My love-knot on his spear!"
"The Hero" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And when thou sang'st with gentle voice,
The "Bonnie Breast Knots" too;
'Twas like the words of peace and love,
That follow war's wild crew.
"To Lora Gordon Boon" by James Avis Bartley
I am the twist that holds together
The children in its sacred ring,
Their knot of love, from whose close tether
No lost child goes a-wandering.
"Any Woman" by Katharine Tynan
And here was love, and there was strife,
And mirthful shouts, and wrathful cries,
And strong men, struggling as for life,
With knotted limbs and angry eyes.
"A Dream" by William Cullen Bryant
On him what woman would not dote,
Who tied for her the lover's knot?
She gave consent--who could withstand?
And, at the church, she gave her hand.
What happy scenes appear to view,
Of tender love between the two!
"The True Lover's Knot" by William Hutton

In news:

Everyone loves to mention that charming detail about the recently opened Rusty Knot serving 99-cent beer and $3 cans.
The 'Playing For Keeps' actress tied the knot with Justin Timberlake in October and loves having someone to share everything with.
The 51-year-old fashion designer and Project Runway judge tied the knot with longtime love Lance LePere Tuesday in Southampton, NY, WWD reports.
One couple has boldly gone where no other has gone before by tying the knot in Britain's first Klingon wedding ceremony at a Star Trek convention to celebrate the much-loved TV series in London on Friday.
He and his lovely fiance Ellen will be tying the knot tomorrow afternoon.
Prince William and longtime love Kate Middleton tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey on Friday April 29.
Gene and his lovely better half Shannon Tweed tied the knot in front of friends and family this past Saturday in Beverly Hills.
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