With the exception of Clubs, all of the knaves wear moustaches, but no beards.
I am glad to hear that the Russians are driving these knaves back.
My lords four knaves looked down the arcade of trees, and saw the something white as plainly as if it had been verily there.
Couldst thou identify these knaves, if once they were apprehended?
Give the knaves dinners, plenty of Burgundy and Port, and what signifies an empty head?
If you would be imposed on by knaves, be a Drunkard; for that will make their task easy.
This letter will show that you make war with honest men and trust rogues and knaves.
But, till I have, I have seven cooks and five knaves to bear my part.'
Nations are never conscious of all the riches they possess in the matter of knaves.
The knaves led them from the stables, but fled without them.
Old English cnafa "boy, male servant," common Germanic (cf. Old High German knabo "boy, youth, servant," German knabe "boy, lad," also probably related to Old English cnapa "boy, youth, servant," Old Norse knapi "servant boy," Dutch knaap "a youth, servant," Middle High German knappe "a young squire," German Knappe "squire, shield-bearer"). The original meaning might have been "stick, piece of wood" [Klein]. Sense of "rogue, rascal" first recorded c.1200. In playing cards, "the jack," 1560s.