Knob latch, a latch which can be operated by turning a knob, without using a key.

(Knob), v. i. To grow into knobs or bunches; to become knobbed. [Obs.] Drant.

(Knobbed) a. Containing knobs; full of knobs; ending in a nob. See Illust of Antenna.

The horns of a roe deer of Greenland are pointed at the top, and knobbed or tuberous at the bottom.

(Knob"ber) n. (Zoöl.) See Knobbler.

(Knob"bing) n. (Stone Quarrying) Rough dressing by knocking off knobs or projections.

(Knob"bler), n. (Zoöl.) The hart in its second year; a young deer. [Written also knobber.] Halliwell.

He has hallooed the hounds upon a velvet-headed knobbler.
Sir W. Scott.

Knobbling fire
(Knob"bling fire) A bloomery fire. See Bloomery.

(Knob"by), a. [From Knob.]

1. Full of, or covered with, knobs or hard protuberances. Dr. H. More.

2. Irregular; stubborn in particulars. [Obs.]

The informers continued in a knobby kind of obstinacy.

3. Abounding in rounded hills or mountains; hilly. [U.S.] Bartlett.

(Knob"stick`) n. One who refuses to join, or withdraws from, a trades union. [Cant, Eng.]

(Knock) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Knocked (nokt); p. pr. & vb. n. Knocking.] [OE. knoken, AS. cnocian, cnucian; prob. of imitative origin; cf. Sw. knacka. Cf. Knack.]

1. To drive or be driven against something; to strike against something; to clash; as, one heavy body knocks against another. Bacon.

2. To strike or beat with something hard or heavy; to rap; as, to knock with a club; to knock on the door.

For harbor at a thousand doors they knocked.

Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Matt. vii. 7.

To knock about, to go about, taking knocks or rough usage; to wander about; to saunter. [Colloq.] "Knocking about town." W. Irving.To knock up, to fail of strength; to become wearied or worn out, as with labor; to give out. "The horses were beginning to knock up under the fatigue of such severe service." De Quincey.To knock off, to cease, as from work; to desist.To knock under, to yield; to submit; to acknowledge one's self conquered; — an expression probably borrowed from the practice of knocking under the table with the knuckles, when conquered. "Colonel Esmond knocked under to his fate." Thackeray.

2. A knoblike ornament or handle; as, the knob of a lock, door, or drawer. Chaucer.

3. A rounded hill or mountain; as, the Pilot Knob. [U. S.] Bartlett.

4. (Arch.) See Knop.

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