Knee-holly

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Knee-holly butcher's broom: Knee′-joint, a joint with two pieces at an angle, so as to be very tight when pressed into a straight line
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cneów, cneó; Ger. knie, L. genu, Gr. gonu.

Usage

In literature:

Viola went straight to the knee of Grandma Holly, who was nearest.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
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