Knop sedge(Bot.), the bur reed (Sparganium); — so called from its globular clusters of seed vessels. Prior.

(Knopped) a. Having knops or knobs; fastened as with buttons. [Obs.] Rom. of R.

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;
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 also knack-kneed.]

(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,
Lonely and huge, the giant oak.
Sir W. Scott.

(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 church." Shak.

Heavy clocks knolling the drowsy hours.

(Knoll), v. i. To sound, as a bell; to knell. Shak.

For a departed being's soul
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.

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