2. One who, or that which, is crossgrained.
(Knurl) v. t. To provide with ridges, to assist the grasp, as in the edge of a flat knob, or coin; to
1. Full of knots; gnarled.
2. Milled, as the head of a screw, or the edge of a coin.
(Knurl"y) [Compar. Knurlier (-i*er); superl. Knurliest.] [See Knur, and cf. Gnarly.] Full of
knots; hard; tough; hence, capable of enduring or resisting much.
(Knur"ry) a. Full of knots. [Obs.] Drayton.
(Ko*ai"ta) n. (Zoöl.) Same as Coaita.
(Ko*a"la) n. A tailless marsupial found in Australia. The female carries her young on the back of
her neck. Called also Australian bear, native bear, and native sloth.
(Kob Ko"ba) , n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of African antelopes of the genus Kobus, esp.
the species Kobus sing- sing.
(Ko"balt) n. See Cobalt.
(Ko"bel*lite), n. [From Franz von Kobell, of Munich.] (Min.) A blackish gray mineral, a sulphide
of antimony, bismuth, and lead.
(Ko"bold) n. [G., perh. orig., house god, hose protector. See Cobalt] A kind of domestic spirit
in German mythology, corresponding to the Scottish brownie and the English Robin Goodfellow.
(Ko"dak) n. A kind of portable camera.
(||Ko"el) n. [Native name in India.] (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of cuckoos of the genus
Eudynamys, found in India, the East Indies, and Australia. They deposit their eggs in the nests of other
(Koff) n. [D. kof.] A two-masted Dutch vessel.
(Koh`i*noor", Koh`*nur) n. [Per. koh-i-nr, lit., mountain of light.] A famous diamond, surrendered
to the British crown on the annexation of the Punjab. According to Hindoo legends, it was found in a
Golconda mine, and has been the property of various Hindoo and Persian rulers.
(Kohl) n. [See Alcohol.] A mixture of soot and other ingredients, used by Egyptian and other
Eastern women to darken the edges of the eyelids.
(Kohl"-ra`bi) n.; pl. Kohl-rabies [G. Cf. Cole, Rape the plant.] (Bot.) A variety of cabbage,
in which the edible part is a large, turnip-shaped swelling of the stem, above the surface of the ground.
(||Ko*ka"ma) n. (Zoöl.) The gemsbok.
(Ko"klass) n. (Zoöl.) Any pheasant of the genus Pucrasia. The birds of this genus inhabit
India and China, and are distinguished by having a long central and two lateral crests on the head. Called
(Ko*koon") n. (Zoöl.) The gnu.