knothole knothole

Definition(s):

  • (n) a hole in a board where a knot came out

Usage(s):

  1. As old as ballparks is the box-office problem of the peeping urchin at the knothole.
  2. But then, he is an old backhouse, knothole painter.
  3. Place two game cocks on opposite sides of a knothole in a fence and place a bowl of food beside each.

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  1. "You have a tendency to view everything in your life through your knothole and your own eyes," Donovan said. "Sometimes it's nice to view the world from a different viewpoint. When you can see what other people have to deal or how fortunate...
    on Mar 21, 2007 By: Donovan Source: Forbes

  2. "I saw him come to bat in batting practice," Williams said. "I was looking through a knothole, and I said, 'Geez, does that guy look good.' It was my first look at an all-time great. A kid copies what he sees. ...... If he never sees it,...
    on Feb 26, 2007 By: Ted Williams Source: MLB.com

  3. "What we are doing with Mitsubishi and Alenia is adding our resources to supplement theirs to get them through the knothole," McNerney said. "Both are making good progress. I think part of the task is to recognize the problem early,...
    on Jan 31, 2007 By: Jim McNerney Source: BusinessWeek

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