knobbly knobbly


  • (adj) having knobs


  1. The clock strikes noon in the city of Daqing and Zhang Jian is still asleep, his knobbly ankles and narrow shoulders protruding from his worn comforter.
  2. And because one offers a study of people long dead is no reason why that glass should be the knobbly 'bottle' kind which hasty judgment might deem more seemly.
  3. Until 1935 there was little to trouble a knobbly-kneed schoolgirl, Tsahai, about her father's rambling stone house or his loose-woven kingdom in Ethiopia.



  1. "July 1 marks the return to our shelves of the curved cucumber and the knobbly carrot," said Mariann Fischer Boel, Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.
    on Jul 1, 2009 By: Mariann Fischer Boel Source: Sofia Echo

  2. "By the time you've finished preventing discrimination against the ugly, the short, the skinny, the bald, the knobbly-kneed, the flat-chested, and the stupid," Andrew Sullivan wrote in the London Sunday Times in 1999, "you're living in a...
    on May 28, 2010 By: Andrew Sullivan Source: Jakarta Globe

  3. "My father was a district commissioner, with the funny hat and knobbly knees," says Sands, quickly adding that "he was a tremendous liberal ...... heartbroken about what happened to Malawi because he was very keen on independence".
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Sarah Sands Source: Independent

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