lover's knot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lover's knot a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love
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Usage

In literature:

She wore the shriveled thing on her left shoulder, nestled down in a lover's knot of pale-blue ribbon.
"The Inner Sisterhood" by Douglass Sherley et al.
She folds billets in a lover's fashion, and practises love-knots upon her bonnet-strings.
"Dream Life" by Donald G. Mitchell
Tie a true lover's knot (of shavings) and place it under the pillow.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
If a lady's girdle was properly tied into a true-lover's knot, she could not resist loving him who performed the charming trick.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
It was tied in a true lover's knot.
"Special Messenger" by Robert W. Chambers
They add a true-lover's knot to their arms to indicate dower status.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
The Jersey shape is a true-lover's knot.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
A golden true-lover's knot above the heart bore the motto, 'But one can wound me,' and the whole jewel was hung upon a chain of immense pearls.
"The Green Fairy Book" by Various
She would have to unfasten the lover's knot.
"Furze the Cruel" by John Trevena
Two little hearts in bright red glass, with a true lover's knot joining them together.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
Let me read you one or two, Ruth, while you tie your true lover's knots.
"Silver Pitchers: and Independence" by Louisa May Alcott
I will fasten it with a true-lover's-knot, which will be far better; will it not, coz?
"Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2)" by Jonathon Holt Ingraham
Joe came and sat by me, and, as we talked over our adventure, he cut that true lover's knot between the letters.
"Spinning-Wheel Stories" by Louisa May Alcott
It was secured by pink baby-ribbon tied in a true-lover's knot.
"Between the Dark and the Daylight" by Richard Marsh
On St. Valentine's Day, is a true lover's knot.
"Old Church Lore" by William Andrews
A true lover's knot of deadly viper, angry at intrusion, lay there; the dry Ridge swarms with them.
"On the Face of the Waters" by Flora Annie Steel
A large bunch of forget-me-nots figured in the centre, tied with a lover's knot of blue ribbon.
"The Following of the Star" by Florence L. Barclay
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In poetry:

Thus, meditation on Sweet Peas
Impels the ardent thought,
Would maidens all were more like these,
With modesty--that true heartsease--
Tying the lover's knot.
"Sweet Peas" by Hattie Howard
When a stale lover nothing wants,
Because he's all the sex e'er grants,
Would he call his a happier lot
After the priest had tied the knot?
For all that ever law has made
Only a licence is to trade.
"A.B.C." by William Hutton
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
This lasted for three days, not more,
When Jemmy Truman call'd her Whore!
If this beginning you admire,
'Twas but the kindling of the fire.
Though the true lover's knot he'd tied,
In the first week he thrash'd his bride.
"The True Lover's Knot" by William Hutton
Come close to me, dear Annie, while I bind a lover's knot.
A tale of burning love between a kettle and a pot.
The pot was stalwart iron and the kettle trusty tin,
And though their sides were black with smoke they bubbled love within.
"Pot And Kettle" by Robert Graves

In news:

But Dylan omits Barbara's death and burial and the ballad 's mysterious final image of a rose and a briar growing out of the dead hearts and joining in a lover's knot.
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