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single knot

noun
Origin of single knot
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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  • Her hair was twisted into a single knot on the crown of her head.

    The Nameless Castle Maurus Jkai
  • A single knot is said to have stood for ten; two knots, twenty; a knot doubly intertwined, one hundred, etc.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen
  • He was then ill at Bath, and, deeming them the outcome of a single knot of malcontents, ignored them.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • I only wished to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing ravelled out.

  • I wanted only to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing ravelled out.

    Ghosts Henrik Ibsen
  • Thor tried to open the wallet, in vain; he could not loosen a single knot of the huge thongs that fastened it.

    In The Days of Giants Abbie Farwell Brown
  • They counted tens, single knot meant ten; double knot, hundred.

    The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • Follow the lead of the single knot through two single bights, the ends coming out at the top of the knot.

    The Seaman's Friend Richard Henry Dana
  • I took care to tie all the knots myself, to be sure of their firmness, for a single knot badly tied would have cost us our life.

  • In the bosom of her robe was a bunch of orange blooms, and her rippling hair was tied in a single knot behind her shapely head.

    Allan's Wife H. Rider Haggard

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