A fastening made by tying a piece of string, rope, or something similar
A small, relatively short-billed sandpiper, with a reddish-brown or blackish breast in the breeding season
make a small knot
Figurative and in allusive use. Something that constitutes or maintains a union based on love; a tie or bond of love.
A knot of pinewood, especially when burned as fuel for a fire or to provide illumination.
A square knot, originally used for reefing sails
A disease of cultivated flowers and vegetables caused by eelworm infestation, resulting in galls on the roots
A knot that can be undone by a pull
A knot made at the end of a rope by intertwining strands to prevent unraveling or act as a stopper
Another term for blood knot.
Irish English a knot which is difficult to undo (now rare).
A type of knot used by anglers to join two fishing lines
A knot made tying the separate strands of an unlaid rope, used either as a temporary means of preventing the end of a rope from unlaying or as the first stage of making a back splice.
(In embroidery) a stitch in which the thread is wound around the needle, which is then passed back through the fabric at almost the same point to form a small dot
A square knot with the ends crossed the wrong way and therefore liable to slip or jam
A formal garden laid out in an intricate design
The pitchy knot of a pine or other tree, usually burned as a fuel or to provide light.
= Grecian knot.
A piece of ribbon knotted in the middle and used for decorative purposes.
A rough or unsophisticated seaman.
A type of double knot that is made symmetrically to hold securely and to be easy to untie
A ribbon or tassel attached to a sword hilt, originally for securing it to the wrist
A kind of knot used to join two fishing lines
A decorative stitch in embroidery made by winding the thread several times around the needle before sewing a backstitch
An extremely difficult or involved problem
A knot tied with the strands at the end of a rope to serve as a handhold.
A simple knot made by forming a loop and passing a free end around the standing part and through the loop
A double shoulder pad and forehead loop used for carrying loads
A knot that slips along the rope and changes the size of the loop it forms
A knot of ribbon, metal, or lace worn as part of ceremonial dress
A square knot with one or more extra turns in the first half knot
A kind of knot with interlacing bows on each side, symbolizing the bonds of love
A sheet bend used for joining threads in weaving
A large, loose triangular knot in a necktie, produced by making extra turns when tying
A knot used to join two small ropes by tying an overhand knot in the end of each around the opposite standing part
Any of various types of knot.
A knot in which the ends of two ropes are spliced by tying the separated individual strands to each other.
A knot-horn moth, Trachycera (or Numonia) suavella, having wings with coloration resembling that of porphyry.
A Eurasian noctuid moth, Brachylomia viminalis, of heaths and damp woodland, having greyish white forewings and whitish hindwings, but with melanic forms widespread in the British Isles.
= running bowline.
Solve or remove a problem in a direct or forceful way, rejecting gentler or more indirect methods
A style of knot used in tying neckties, popularly associated with the Prince of Wales.
A double-looped knot in a ribbon, tie, or other fastening
A knot of hair arranged on the top of the head
A hole in a piece of timber where a knot has fallen out, or in a tree trunk where a branch has decayed
Ornamental work consisting of or representing intertwined and knotted cords