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monkey's fist

or monkey fist

noun
1.
a ball-like knot used as an ornament or as a throwing weight at the end of a line.
Also called monkey paw.
Origin of monkey's fist
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30; so called from fancied resemblance
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