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knobble

[ nob-uhl ]
/ ˈnɒb əl /
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verb (used with object), knob·bled, knob·bling.

to knob (excess stone).
Metallurgy. to treat (semirefined puddled iron) on a hearth before shingling to produce wrought iron.

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Origin of knobble

First recorded in 1835–45; knob + -le

OTHER WORDS FROM knobble

knob·bler [nob-ler], /ˈnɒb lər/, noun
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