Under all roofs of this distracted City, is the nodus of a drama, not untragical, crowding towards solution.
Hence Meninski explains it by nodus fimbriatus ex cauda seu crinibus equi maritimi.
nodus: in Odonata; a stout, oblique, short vein at the place where the anterior margin of the wings is sometimes drawn in.
If a man really understands it, a very few words will avail to explain the nodus.
But this suggestion can scarcely be taken as more than an elaborate confession of inability to solve the nodus.
The nodus is cut; Tom is out of chancery; the Benicia Boy not a bit the worse, nay, better than if he had beaten the little man.
Under all roofs of this distracted City is the nodus of a Drama, not untragical, crowding toward solution.
The nodus of the action is fully given in chapter i., the final issue in chapter viii.
We are always for implicating Heaven in our quarrels, and causing the gods to intervene whatever the nodus may be.
The situation, the nodus, is neither ancient merely nor modern merely, but of all time.
nodus no·dus (nō'dəs)
n. pl. no·di (-dī)
A circumscribed mass of tissue; a node.