All wood that is to be painted requires before being primed to have the knots coated with knotting.
And, knotting the Luttrell flag on the halyard, he hoisted it in a moment.
He led the animal some paces out, and tightened the bridle-rein by knotting it over the horn of the saddle.
knotting, Sir, (replied she;) pray Mr. Whitfoord, can you knot?
Gordon drew the line through the dipping tip, knotting on three of the flies.
To make a hammock for a little doll thirteen rows of knotting will be enough.
One player stands or sits in the center with a soft ball, made by crushing paper or knotting up a handkerchief.
She saw the fingers at his back writhing and knotting themselves.
A dirty girl was writing in a dirty tome, and a young man was knotting together two pieces of string in order to tie up a parcel.
“Oh, I see what you mean,” said Miss Renfrew, knotting up her brows.
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.