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  • n  a tight cluster of people or things
    a small knot of women listened to his sermon
    the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest
  • n  any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
  • n  a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged
    the saw buckled when it hit a knot
  • n  something twisted and tight and swollen
    their muscles stood out in knots
    his stomach was in knots
  • n  a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
  • n  soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
  • n  a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere
  • v  make into knots; make knots out of
    She knotted her fingers
  • v  tie or fasten into a knot
    knot the shoelaces
  • v  tangle or complicate

  • The Europa is 49,746 tons, both average about 26 knots.
  • A knot begins to form in my stomach exactly at 8 a.
  • A knot begins to form in my stomach exactly at 8 a.
News & Articles

  • 60 Ingenious Knot Designs From The “Man On Wire”
    High-wire artist Philippe Petit’s rigging explained in Why Knot? , his new book on the art of knot tying. When Philippe Petit stepped out on a high-wire illegally strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974 and performed his act, his exploit became folkloric. But what the awestruck crowd couldn’t see was Petit’s beautifully designed rigging. Throughout Petit’s career, knots ...
    June 13, 2013 - Fast Company Magazine
  • A wound not quite healed
    That knot returned today -- the one I had in my stomach immediately after the Boston Marathon bombing. The knot that held on for days, only slightly easing up after working a grueling shift in the newsroom covering a manhunt...        
    June 13, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Peep Kristin Cavallari's Wedding Dress!
    FROM MTV STYLE: After tying the knot with footballer Jay Cutler last Friday, Kristin Cavallari is finally giving fans a look at her beeeeaaaautiful gown. "The Hills" star took to Instagram today to share an image from her nuptials, and Kristin is every inch the blushing bride in her Monique Lhuillier dress. (And Jay doesn't [...]
    June 12, 2013 - MTV

  • Jade Goody in Sky News
    Goody said: "I am going to die in this hospital, so I don't want to get married here. But wherever we tie the knot, I'm determined to walk down that aisle."
  • Brad Pitt in E! Online
    In October, Pitt told Esquire magazine, "Angie and I will consider tying the knot when everyone else in the country who wants to be married is legally able."
  • Bono in Irish Times
    We've been dating for over 20 years now - it's about time we tied the knot,Bono said yesterday. "With regards to, we feel we've got a great website, but we want to make it a lot better. We want a closer, more direct relationship...

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