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A looping of a piece of string or of any other long, flexible material that cannot be untangled without passing one or both ends of the material through its loops.
''Climbers must make sure that all knots are both secure and of types that will not weaken the rope.''
''The nurse was brushing knots from the protesting child's hair.''
A maze-like pattern.
''A knot can be defined as a non-self-intersecting broken line whose endpoints coincide: when such a knot is constrained to lie in a plane, then it is simply a polygon.''
''A knot in its original sense can be modeled as a mathematical knot (or link) as follows: if the knot is made with a single piece of rope, then abstract the shape of that rope and then extend the working end to merge it with the standing end, yielding a mathematical knot. If the knot is attached to a metal ring, then that metal ring can be modeled as a trivial knot and the pair of knots become a link. If more than one mathematical knot (or link) can be thus obtained, then the simplest one (avoiding detours) is probably the one which one would want.''
A difficult situation.
''I got into a knot when I inadvertently insulted a policeman.''
1664, (w), ''A Sermon Preached Before the University at Christ-Church, Oxon''
- A man shall be perplexed with knots, and problems of business, and contrary affairs.
'' When preparing to tell stories at a campfire, I like to set aside a pile of pine logs with lots of knots, since they burn brighter and make dramatic pops and cracks. ''
''Jeremy had a knot on his head where he had bumped it on the bedframe.''
Any knob, lump, swelling, or protuberance.
- With lips severely placid, felt the knot / Climb in her throat.
The point on which the action of a story depends; the gist of a matter.
''the knot of the tale''
A group of people or things.
(RQ:Shakespeare Richard 3)
1968, Bryce Walton, ''Harpoon Gunner'', Thomas Y. Crowell Company, NY, (1968), page 20,
- He pushed through knots of whalemen grouped with their families and friends, and surrounded by piles of luggage.
A bond of union; a connection; a tie.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 6-3)
(RQ:Joseph Hall The Balm of Gilea)
- ere we knit the knot that can never be loosed
A unit of speed, equal to one mile per hour. (''From the practice of counting the number of knots in the log-line (as it is paid out) in a standard time. Traditionally spaced at one every (frac) of a mile.'')
''Cedric claimed his old yacht could make 12 knots.''
2014, Mark Shrayber, "https://jezebel.com/knotting-is-the-weird-fanfic-sex-trend-that-cannot-be-u-1606931767 'Knotting' Is the Weird Fanfic Sex Trend That Cannot Be Unseen", ''Jezebel'', 18 July 2014:
- Since the knot won't release until the alpha has finished and can't be controlled by either party, the sex has to go on until it's done.
2017, Taylor Boulware, "Fascination/Frustration: Slash Fandom, Genre, and Queer Uptake", dissertation submitted to the University of Washington, page 155:
- The pair cannot separate until the knot has subsided – anywhere from twenty minutes to hours, depending on the fic.
2017, Marianne Gunderson, "What is an omega? Rewriting sex and gender in omegaverse fanfiction", thesis submitted to the University of Oslo, page 89:
- When John bites down on Sherlock's neck as his knot locks them together, the act which would otherwise be a tool for domination only reinforces the existing emotional bonds they have for each other.
''We knotted the ends of the rope to keep it from unravelling.''
- as tight as I could knot the noose
''She knotted her brow in concentration while attempting to unravel the tangled strands.''
To unite closely; to knit together.
To entangle or perplex; to puzzle.
To form knots.
c.1610, (w), ''The Alchemist''
- My foot-boy shall eat pheasants, calvered salmons, / Knots, godwits, lampreys: I myself will have / The beards of barbels, served instead of salads (..)
(dialect) A marble to play with
The bird species ''canutus'' (syn. (taxlink))
wick (of a candle)