Knockdown to Knowledge
(Knock"down`) n. A felling by a knock, as of a combatant, or of an animal.
(Knock"down`), a. Of force sufficient to fell or completely overthrow; as, a knockdown blow; a
knockdown argument. [Colloq.]
(Knock"er) n. One who, or that which, knocks; specifically, an instrument, or kind of hammer,
fastened to a door, to be used in seeking for admittance.
Shut, shut the door, good John ! fatigued, I said;Pope.
Tie up the knocker; say I'm sick, I'm dead.
(Knock"ing), n. A beating; a rap; a series of raps.
The . . . repeated knockings of the head upon the ground by the Chinese worshiper.H. Spencer.
(Knock"ings) n. pl. (Mining) Large lumps picked out of the sieve, in dressing ore.
(Knock"-knee`) n. (Med.) A condition in which the knees are bent in so as to touch each
other in walking; inknee.
(Knock"-kneed`) a. Having the legs bent inward so that the knees touch in walking. [Written
(Knock"stone`) n. (Mining) A block upon which ore is broken up.
(Knoll) n. [AS. cnoll; akin to G. knolle, knollen, clod, lump, knob, bunch, OD. knolle ball, bunch,
Sw. knöl, Dan. knold.] A little round hill; a mound; a small elevation of earth; the top or crown of a hill.
On knoll or hillock rears his crest,Sir W. Scott.
Lonely and huge, the giant oak.
(Knoll) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Knolled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Knolling.] [OE. knollen, AS. cnyllan. See
Knell.] To ring, as a bell; to strike a knell upon; to toll; to proclaim, or summon, by ringing. "Knolled to
Heavy clocks knolling the drowsy hours.Tennyson.
(Knoll), v. i. To sound, as a bell; to knell. Shak.
For a departed being's soulByron.
The death hymn peals, and the hollow bells knoll.
(Knoll), n. The tolling of a bell; a knell. [R.] Byron.
(Knoll"er), n. One who tolls a bell. [Obs.] Sherwood.
(Knop) n. [OE. knop, knoppe; cf. D. knop, knoop, G. knopf, Dan. knap, knop, Sw. knapp,
knopp, button, bud, Icel. knappr, and E. knap, n. Cf. Knap, Knob.]
1. A knob; a bud; a bunch; a button.
Four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers.Ex. xxv. 21.
2. (Arch.) Any boldly projecting sculptured ornament; esp., the ornamental termination of a pinnacle,
and then synonymous with finial; called also knob, and knosp.
Knop sedge (Bot.), the bur reed (Sparganium); so called from its globular clusters of seed vessels.
(Knopped) a. Having knops or knobs; fastened as with buttons. [Obs.] Rom. of R.