Some came wrapped in what looked like puffed up fabric worms, with hair just as knotted and twisted.
This past week you could feel a dry-mouthed, stomach- knotted apprehension in the national perception of our brave new president.
The rough robe of "beast color," tied in with a knotted rope, is still to be seen to-day in many parts of the world.
The little superintendent laid a knotted hand on Jim's knee.
Snakily, jerkily, the knotted end traveled upward until it disappeared in the cloud of snow that hid the mountain tops.
Jane gave a short laugh and held up her knotted, rough hands.
The stems are knotted and crooked, with joints every two or three inches.
She put out her hands and knotted the fingers together in appeal.
There was the chair empty, and there was the rope dangling from it, twisted and knotted.
In this way the hairy end of the bamboo got knotted around the stalk.
Old English cnotta "intertwining of ropes, cords, etc.," from Proto-Germanic *knuttan- (cf. Low German knütte, Old Frisian knotta "knot," Dutch knot, Old High German knoto, German Knoten, perhaps also Old Norse knutr "knot, knob"). Figurative sense of "difficult problem" was in Old English (cf. Gordian knot). Symbolic of the bond of wedlock, early 13c. As an ornament of dress, first attested c.1400. Meaning "thickened part or protuberance on tissue of a plant" is from late 14c. The nautical unit of measure (1630s) is from the practice of attaching knotted string to the log line. The ship's speed can be measured by the number of knots that play out while the sand glass is running.
The distance between the knots on the log-line should contain 1/120 of a mile, supposing the glass to run exactly half a minute. [Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, "A Voyage to South America" 1760]
"to tie in a knot," mid-15c., from knot (n.). Related: Knotted (late 12c.), knotting.
A compact intersection of interlaced material, as of cord, ribbon, or rope.
A protuberant growth or swelling in a tissue, such as a gland.