Syn. Villain; cheat; rascal; rogue; scoundrel; miscreant.
(Knav"er*y) n.; pl. Knaveries
1. The practices of a knave; petty villainy; fraud; trickery; a knavish action.
This is flat knavery, to take upon you another man's name.Shak.
2. pl. Roguish or mischievous tricks. Shak.
(Knave"ship), n. A small due, in meal, established by usage, which is paid to the under
(Knav"ess) n. A knavish woman. Carlyle.
1. Like or characteristic of a knave; given to knavery; trickish; fraudulent; dishonest; villainous; as, a knavish
fellow, or a knavish trick. "Knavish politicians." Macaulay.
2. Mischievous; roguish; waggish.
Cupid is knavish lad,Shak.
Thus to make poor females mad.
1. In a knavish manner; dishonestly; fraudulently. Holland.
2. Mischievously; waggishly; roguishly. "Knavishly witty." Gayton.
(Knav"ish*ness), n. The quality or state of being knavish; knavery; dishonesty.
(Knaw) v. t. See Gnaw. [Obs.] Sir T. More.
(Knaw"el) n. [Akin to G. knauelk, knäuel, prop., a ball of thread, coil. Cf. Clew.] (Bot.) A low,
spreading weed common in sandy soil.
(Knead) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Kneaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Kneading.] [OE. kneden, As. cnedan; akin
to D. kneden, G. kneten, Sw. knåda, Icel. knoða; cf. OSlav. gnesti.]
1. To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; esp., to work, as by repeated pressure with
the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, as the materials of bread, cake, etc.; as, to knead dough.
The kneading, the making of the cake, the heating of the oven, and the baking.Shak.
2. Fig.: To treat or form as by kneading; to beat.
I will knead him : I'll make him supple.Shak. Kneading trough, a trough or tray in which dough is kneaded. Ex. viii. 3.