This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. Learn more

knot

knot

knot Sentence Examples

  • True, but her answer left Carmen's stomach tied in a knot.

  • Carmen's stomach squeezed into a knot.

  • Her stomach contracted and then twisted into a knot.

  • Still, her stomach would be tied in a knot until she was sure it wasn't her father.

  • We had no right to challenge his choices in spite of our lives being tied to his as tightly as a water-logged knot.

  • The bathrobe fell away to the knot, revealing her almost to her bra.

  • Dusty asked, a knot forming in his stomach.

  • While he was pleased that Bird Song was starting the day on a pleasant note, the knot in his stomach remained to remind him of their pending trip to the mine.

  • We dated, if you could call it that, for a couple of months and then we went to Vegas and tied the knot.

  • Dean waited, a knot forming in his stomach.

  • Gabriel untied the knot from the rope.

  • Her stomach twisted into a knot and her throat constricted.

  • He felt dread knot in his stomach at the sign she wasn't going to give Rhyn yet another chance.

  • Dark hair was tucked into a tight knot at the base of his neck.

  • A'Ran's eyes didn't leave her as she tied her hair in a knot at the base of her neck.

  • Then, with her back still turned toward him, she unfastened the drape cord and began tying the knot.

  • Dean exclaimed, breaking a fingernail on a knot.

  • Her stomach squeezed into a knot.

  • Her stomach twisted into a knot and her eyes burned with the threat of tears.

  • Seeing the mare suffer twisted Carmen's stomach into a knot.

  • Her stomach twisted into a knot.

  • Carmen's stomach twisted into a knot as she followed him upstairs to his office.

  • The story of Alexander's cutting the fatal "Gordian knot" on the chariot of the ancient Phrygian king Gordius is connected with his stay in this place.

  • The end of the first interval of this length (counting from the piece of bunting) is marked by a bit of leather, the second by a cord with two knots, the third by one with three knots, and so on; the middle of each of these lengths (half-knot) is also marked by a cord with one knot.

  • (= five nautical miles) an hour; hence the common use of knot as equivalent to a nautical mile.

  • The latter rises on the western slopes of the Serra da Matta da Corde, and one of its northern tributaries has its source in a "knot" of the Serra dos Pyreneos, from which streams flow eastward to the Sao Francisco and northward to the Tocantins.

  • Far more lenient was Bonaparte's conduct towards a knot of discontented officers who, in April - May 1802, framed a clumsy plot, known as the "Plot of the Placards," for arousing the soldiery against him.

  • es-Sharki, or Anti-Libanus, which culminates in a knot on the south, to which is given the name J.

  • This is worn round the waist folded in a knot, the women allowing it to fall to the ankle, the men, when properly dressed in accordance with ancient custom, folding it over the hilt of their waist-weapon, and draping it around them so that it reaches nearly to the knee.

  • eitel, knot, nodule, cf.

  • The head ornaments include the bcabrtµa, a narrow band bound round the hair a little way back from the brow and temples, and fastened in the knot of the hair behind; the ciµ7ry a variety of the diadem; the QTE¢avrt, a crown worn over the forehead, its highest point being in the centre, and narrowing at each side into a thin band which is tied at the back of the head.

  • When the hair, as was most usual, was gathered back from the temples and fastened in a knot behind, hair-pins were required, and these were mostly of bone or ivory, mounted with gold or plain; so also when the hair was ' These ornamental bands are carefully described and reproduced in colour by A.

  • tied in a large knot above the forehead, as in the case of Artemis, or of Apollo as leader of the Muses.

  • Youths, when engaged in horsemanship and other exercises, wore a chlamys round the shoulders, which, however, was semicircular in cut, and was fastened on the breast by buttons and a loop, or tied in a knot, whereas the Greek chlamys was oblong and fastened on the shoulder by a brooch.

  • The central chain continues to run parallel with the Maritime Cordillera until, at Cerro Pasco, another transverse knot connects it with the Andes in to° 30' S.

  • The second extends from the Knot of Sierra.

  • to the Knot of Vilcanota with the basins of the Pampas, Apurimac, Vilcamayu and Paucartambo.

  • It receives a number of short streams from the ranges shutting in the upper end of the valley; the largest is the Ramiz, formed by the two streams of Pucara and Azangaro, both coming from the Knot of Vilcanota to the north.

  • The Pozuzu, flowing eastward from the Knot of Cerro Pasco, joins the Pachitea, which is the most important northern affluent of the Ucayali.

  • The Vilcamayu rises on the Knot of Vilcanota, flows north through a lovely valley, received the Yanatilde and Paucartambo on its right hank, and, uniting with the Tambo, forms the Ucayali.

  • Their hair is generally shaved, excepting a topknot; and when not shaved it gets into a matted, tangled mass, gathered into a knot behind or on the crown.

  • effected by the pulley drawing in or letting out a part of the band or rope which has been roughened or in which a knot has been tied.

  • An important question arises whether, when a material body is moved through the aether, the nucleus of each atom carries some of the surrounding aether along with it; or whether it practically only carries on its strain-form or physical atmosphere, which is transferred from one portion of aether to another after the manner of a shadow, or rather like a loose knot which can slip along a rope without the rope being required to go with it.

  • Again, galls may afford harbour to insects which are not essentially gall-feeders, as in the case of the Curculio beetle Conotrachelius nenuphar, Hbst., of which one brood eats the fleshy part of the plum and peach, and another lives in the " black knot " of the plum-tree, regarded by Walsh as probably a true cecidomyidous gall.

  • Old women were employed as go-betweens, and the marriage ceremony was conducted by a priest who after moral exhortations united the young couple by tying their garments together in a knot, after which they walked seven times round the fire, casting incense into it; after the performance of the marriage ceremony, the pair entered together on a four days' fast and penance before the marriage was completed..

  • Of the section Tringinae the best known are the Knot and the Dunlin, T.

  • Next to the Dunlin and Knot the commonest British Tringinae are the Sanderling, Calidris arenaria (distinguished from every other bird of the group by wanting a hind toe), the Purple Sandpiper, T.

  • The main ridge approaches the western sea, and is continued from the lofty knot of mountains on the frontiers of Samnium, nearly due south to within a few miles of the Gulf of Policastro, and thenceforward is separated from the sea by only a narrow interval till it enters the district of the Bruttii.

  • This knot of very lofty mountains, with Mount Fairweather and some others, all snowy and glacierclad for almost their whole height, are quite isolated from the highest points of the Rocky Mountains proper, which are 1000 m.

  • In other cases (Diplodia, Aecidium, &c.) conidial or oidial "fructifications" arise by a number of hyphae interweaving themselves into a knot, as if they were forming a sclerotium.

  • One of the publishers to whom Johnson applied for employment measured with a scornful eye that athletic though uncouth frame, and exclaimed, "You had better get a porter's knot and carry trunks."

  • While the Reichsrath, transferred to Kremsier, was discussing " fundamental rights " and the difficult question of how to reconcile the theoretical unity with the actual dualism of the empire, the knot was being cut by the sword on the plains of Hungary.

  • In these acts particular significance was attached to certain numbers: a sevenfold knot, for example, was more efficacious than others.

  • Justinian was occupied by the ecclesiastical controversy of the Three Chapters, and had not the money to fit out a proper army and fleet; indeed, it may be doubted whether he would ever have roused himself to the necessary exertions but for the presence at Constantinople of a knot of Roman exiles, who kept urging him to reconquer Italy, representing that with their help and the sympathy of the people it would not be a difficult enterprise.

  • Starting from the confused grouping on the southern frontier of the two great chains and some transverse ranges, they run nearly north by east to the Colombian frontier where another " knot " or junction occurs.

  • The Imbabura volcano, celebrated for its destructive eruptions of mud and water, stands midway between the two ranges at the northern end of the plateau, and belongs to the transverse ridge of knot (nudo) which unites them.

  • He was for five years a clerk in the office of an Irish land-agent, but came to London with his family in 1876, and in 1879 was, according to his own account in the preface to The Irrational Knot, in the offices of the Edison telephone company.

  • The Irrational Knot, written in 1880, and Love among the Artists (written in 1881) first appeared as serials in Our Corner, a monthly edited by Mrs Annie Besant; Cashel Byron's Profession (reprinted in 1901 in the series of "Novels of his Nonage") and An Unsocial Socialist first appeared in a Socialist magazine To-day, which no longer exists.

  • Up to this juncture the question had been in the hands of Grattan and other Protestants, and of a small knot of Catholic nobles and prelates; but their efforts had not accomplished much, and they aimed only at a kind of compromise, which, while conceding their principal claims, would have placed their church in subjection to the state.

  • Another style is wearing it in a knot after the ancient Grecian fashion; it is always worn smooth in front and parted in the middle.

  • The hair of the head is tied into a knot (kes) at the top of the head or at the back, a distinguishing mark of the Sikh.

  • His religion requires the Sikh to carry five articles - kes, the knot of hair on the head; the kanga, a comb; the kard, a knife; the kach, a pair of short trousers peculiar to the Sikh; and the khara, an iron bangle on the wrist.

  • The Parsi woman dresses her hair in the old Greek fashion with a knot behind.

  • The cutting of the Gordian knot by Austria's annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and by the proclamation of the independence of Bulgaria, and of Prince Ferdinand's assumption of the old title of tsar (king), threatened to raise the Eastern Question once more in its acutest form.

  • At the Dutch university, where he matriculated on the 27th of October 1745, he associated with a small knot of English youths, afterwards well known in various circles of life, among whom were Dowdeswell, his subsequent rival in politics, Wilkes, the witty and unprincipled reformer, and Alexander Carlyle, the genial Scotchman, who devotes some of the pages of his Autobiography to chronicling their sayings and their doings.

  • The sight of fetters being forbidden him, his toga was not allowed to be tied in a knot but was fastened by means of clasps, and the only kind of ring permitted to be worn on his finger was a broken one.

  • North-east of Lake Titicaca there is a confused mass or knot (the Nudo de Apolobamba) of lofty intersecting ridges which include some of the highest peaks in South America.

  • The western range, the Cordillera Occidental, a part of the boundary between Bolivia and the northern provinces of Chile, closely follows the coast outline and forms the western rampart of the great Bolivian tableland or alta-planicie, which extends from the Vilcanota knot in Peru, south to the Serrania de Lipez on the Argentine frontier, is 500 m.

  • There is also a return current south of Manitoulin Island and a current, sometimes attaining a strength of half a knot, passes into Georgian bay through the main entrance.

  • hand with inscribed scutcheons and interlaced plait or knot ornaments (intrecciamenti), the vaultings with stars on a blue ground.

  • But in the great Sala dell' Asse (or della Torre) abundant traces of Leonardo's own hand were found, in the shape of a decoration of intricate geometrical knot or plait work .combined with natural leafage; the abstract puzzle-pattern, of a kind in which Leonardo took peculiar pleasure, intermingling in cunning play and contrast with a pattern of living boughs and leaves exquisitely drawn in free and vital growth.

  • His long hair is usually tied in a large knot above his forehead.

  • Early in the 19th century the old Wiltshire white-faced horned sheep, with a scanty coat of hairy wool, and the Berkshire Knot, roamed over the downs of their native counties.

  • The six months elapsed without any solution being produced; but he received a letter from Leibnitz, stating that he had "cut the knot of the most beautiful of these problems," and requesting that the period for their solution should be extended to Christmas next, that the French and Italian mathematicians might have no reason to complain of the shortness of the period.

  • The new king at Paris was a young boy, whose councils were swayed by a knot of quarrelsome and selfish uncles; the vigour of the attack on England began to slacken.

  • There a knot of scholars, some of whom were to perish early at the stake, whi~e others were destined to become the leaders of the English Reformation, came together and encouraged each other to test the received doctrines of contemporary orthodoxy by searching the Scriptures and the works of the Fathers.

  • The Tambo, which rises in the Vilcanota knot of mountains south of Cuzco, is a torrential stream valueless for commercial purposes.

  • The immediate object of this excellent piece was to hold up the court scheme of weak, divided and dependent administrations in the light of its real purpose and design; to describe the distempers which had been engendered in parliament by the growth of royal influence and the faction of the king's friends; to show that the newly formed Whig party had combined for truly public ends, and was no mere family knot like the Grenvilles and the Bedfords; and, finally, to press for the hearty concurrence both of public men and of the nation at large in combining against "a faction ruling by the private instructions of a court against the general sense of the people."

  • It was only by revolutionary methods, which are in their essence and for a time as arbitrary as despotic methods, that the knot could be cut.

  • of the city of Oaxaca in a knot of sierras, San Felipe del Agua (10,253 ft.) standing on the eastern margin of the beautiful Oaxaca Valley, and the Cerro del Leone, southwest of Tehuantepec, the highest summit in the Sierra Madre del Sur.

  • In the plain to the south-west were the King's Gardens, now under grass, with an octagonal turf-covered mound called the King's Knot in the centre.

  • Sometimes the tree is a mere knot peeping above the sand with a sheaf of thin branches.

  • Bedel and Jan-art) which reach 13,000 to 14,500 ft., and on the north, where the mountain knot of Khan-tengri has an altitude of 22,800 ft.

  • Perhaps the finest existing statue of her is the Diana of Versailles from Hadrian's Villa (now in the Louvre), in which she wears a short tunic drawn in at the waist and sandals on her feet; her hair is bound up into a knot at the back of her head, with a band over the forehead.

  • When it was accomplished, the little knot of able men who came to the front did much in preserving the records of the past, while Odd and Hallgrim exhibit the noblest impulses of their time.

  • On the south side of the Naryn valley comes the Kokshal-tau, called also in part the Bozadyr, striking south-west from the Khan-tengri knot and terminating in the Terek-tau (40° 30' N.

  • Closely connected with the Khan-tengri knot are the Khalyk-tau on the east, and on the west three diverging lines of elevation, namely the Terskei Ala-tau or Kirghiz Ala-tau, overhanging the south shore of Issyk-kul; the Kokshal-tau, stretching away southwest as far as the Terez Mountains between Kashgar and Ferghana; and, intermediate between these two, the successive ranges of the Sary-jas, Kulu-tau, and Ak-shiryak.

  • oracle declared that whoever succeeded in untying the strangely entwined knot of cornel bark which bound the yoke to the pole should reign over all Asia.

  • Alexander the Great, according to the story, cut the knot by a stroke of his sword.

  • Ormonde was forced to surrender Dublin to the Parliamentarians (July 1647), and the inextricable knot awaited Cromwell's sword.

  • But Brunhild is ill content; though she saw Siegfried do homage to Gunther at Isenstein she is not convinced, and believes that Siegfried should have been her husband; and on the bridal night she vents her ill humour on the hapless Gunther by tying him up in a knot and hanging him on the wall.

  • True, but her answer left Carmen's stomach tied in a knot.

  • One morning she dreamed that Josh was standing over her, his brows in a knot above smoldering gray eyes.

  • Carmen's stomach squeezed into a knot.

  • Her stomach contracted and then twisted into a knot.

  • Still, her stomach would be tied in a knot until she was sure it wasn't her father.

  • We had no right to challenge his choices in spite of our lives being tied to his as tightly as a water-logged knot.

  • The bathrobe fell away to the knot, revealing her almost to her bra.

  • Dusty asked, a knot forming in his stomach.

  • While he was pleased that Bird Song was starting the day on a pleasant note, the knot in his stomach remained to remind him of their pending trip to the mine.

  • We dated, if you could call it that, for a couple of months and then we went to Vegas and tied the knot.

  • Dean waited, a knot forming in his stomach.

  • Gabriel untied the knot from the rope and tossed it.

  • Her stomach twisted into a knot and her throat constricted.

  • He felt dread knot in his stomach at the sign she wasn't going to give Rhyn yet another chance.

  • Dark hair was tucked into a tight knot at the base of his neck.

  • A'Ran's eyes didn't leave her as she tied her hair in a knot at the base of her neck.

  • Then, with her back still turned toward him, she unfastened the drape cord and began tying the knot.

  • Dean exclaimed, breaking a fingernail on a knot.

  • Her stomach squeezed into a knot.

  • Her stomach twisted into a knot and her eyes burned with the threat of tears.

  • Seeing the mare suffer twisted Carmen's stomach into a knot.

  • Her stomach twisted into a knot.

  • Carmen's stomach twisted into a knot as she followed him upstairs to his office.

  • attached a single rope to double rope with knot some 4 ft below postion.

  • bowline knot.

  • The groom and groom As the Express says, the popstar will tie the knot with his long-time boyfriend on December 21.

  • But in the bay there was a 15 to 25 knot breeze from the east.

  • Whiplash uses more fiber bundles when braiding, contributing to the performance and knot strength.

  • For this reason, we prefer to tie the cystic duct using a catgut Roeder external slip knot.

  • Wherever horticultural crops are grown intensively, root knot nematodes are a problem.

  • His Bracken Ring and Bracken Knot lasted no more than two summers, changing from bright green to brown before their eventual disintegration.

  • See how falconers pick up birds, tie the falconers knot and fly birds to the fist.

  • The bride's father will then tie part of the patka to the bride's headpiece, the knot symbolizing the couple's unity.

  • The other rope frayed up his hair and tied himself in a knot.

  • In winter dunlin, ringed and gray plover, redshank, knot and bar-tailed godwit all feed on the mudflats at low tide.

  • granny knot had not been used by Park anywhere on his property.

  • guilloche knot with hour glasses on the lozenges.

  • I use a three turn water knot for tying droppers and then put a single half hitch over the water knot.

  • Finally, which knot would a Scout usually use to tie the halyard to the Union Flag?

  • horizontal sundial in the knot garden.

  • The project should develop the small amount of topology needed to understand what a knot invariant is.

  • invariants of a knot.

  • knickers in a knot over.

  • The last two episodes tied the knot off nicely!

  • Let's untie that knot in the elephant's trunk together!

  • Slaves to detail must not win urban battle We have wound ourselves into a Gordian knot.

  • Then using the end of the line with the knot in it, tie another overhand knot around the length of the line.

  • The secret of a good Celtic knot is regularity.

  • My mind is a tangled knot I can no longer untie.

  • knot nematode is also provided.

  • Defines knots invariants: group of a knots invariants: group of a knot, Alexander polynomial, Jones polynomial.

  • Using braid, tie them to the trace with a sliding five turn grinner knot for a neat set up.

  • In particular, the reader may want to construct a depth map for something else like a trefoil knot or a fish.

  • In all cases, the ties are tied with a reef knot, designed a ' purpose.

  • knot in a handkerchief, tho with widespread use of tissues that has probably gone out of fashion.

  • A color photographs of the root knot nematode is also provided.

  • Then using the end of the line with the knot in it, tie another overhand knot around the length of the line.

  • A Fisherman's Knot is formed from two identical overhand knots pushed together but it is only suitable for small diameter ropes or twine.

  • overhand knot in the end of the line and tighten it.

  • recited a verse than a knot loosened.

  • reef knot, designed a ' purpose.

  • reel spool is the arbor knot (see illustration ).

  • The 15-foot high pillar's sides are covered with high quality carved runes, vine scrolls, knot patterns, and sacred symbols.

  • This traditional design features celtic knot scrollwork on the handle, topped with faux amber, held in a silver colored clasp.

  • scrunched up tissue and then knot the ends of the tissue together.

  • I believe that this knot is what Tantra calls the coiled kundalini Shakti.

  • The short label says, " An animation showing how to tie a square knot.

  • Is home to the knot from delta queen steamboat.

  • stopper knot.

  • Finally, tie the suture with at least six throws in your knot.

  • tide mill was acquired by Christ's Hospital in 1576 by the terms of the will of Roger Knot.

  • She's probably the person I'll be looking for tomorrow to help me tie the damn knot in my stupid black tie the damn knot in my stupid black tie.

  • I finish the leader with a loop tied with a surgeon's knot to which I tie the tippet.

  • torus knot.

  • Here is a picture of a trefoil knot constructed with six sticks: Fig 10: A trefoil knot constructed with six sticks: Fig 10: A trefoil knot made from six sticks.

  • A little pigs tail twirl on the end of the line said it all, at the last minute the knot had slipped.

  • untangle a knot.

  • untie that knot, you can start with any meaning you like.

  • And do not untie the knot which binds us together on the Day of Resurrection O Lord of the Worlds.

  • It may be a knot in a handkerchief, tho with widespread use of tissues that has probably gone out of fashion.

  • A Corporal; his shoulder knot is of white worsted.

  • The story of Alexander's cutting the fatal "Gordian knot" on the chariot of the ancient Phrygian king Gordius is connected with his stay in this place.

  • In the knot of mountains which close in about the head of the Gulf of Alexandretta, Alexander, following hard by the coast, marched past the Persian army encamped on the plains to the east.

  • The end of the first interval of this length (counting from the piece of bunting) is marked by a bit of leather, the second by a cord with two knots, the third by one with three knots, and so on; the middle of each of these lengths (half-knot) is also marked by a cord with one knot.

  • (= five nautical miles) an hour; hence the common use of knot as equivalent to a nautical mile.

  • When not in use, the register is removed from the shoe by lifting a small screw button near C. The tow line is usually plaited, and to avoid a knot close to the rotator, the latter is secured to the former by a knot inside an egg-shaped shell (fig.

  • The latter rises on the western slopes of the Serra da Matta da Corde, and one of its northern tributaries has its source in a "knot" of the Serra dos Pyreneos, from which streams flow eastward to the Sao Francisco and northward to the Tocantins.

  • Far more lenient was Bonaparte's conduct towards a knot of discontented officers who, in April - May 1802, framed a clumsy plot, known as the "Plot of the Placards," for arousing the soldiery against him.

  • es-Sharki, or Anti-Libanus, which culminates in a knot on the south, to which is given the name J.

  • This is worn round the waist folded in a knot, the women allowing it to fall to the ankle, the men, when properly dressed in accordance with ancient custom, folding it over the hilt of their waist-weapon, and draping it around them so that it reaches nearly to the knee.

  • eitel, knot, nodule, cf.

  • The head ornaments include the bcabrtµa, a narrow band bound round the hair a little way back from the brow and temples, and fastened in the knot of the hair behind; the ciµ7ry a variety of the diadem; the QTE¢avrt, a crown worn over the forehead, its highest point being in the centre, and narrowing at each side into a thin band which is tied at the back of the head.

  • When the hair, as was most usual, was gathered back from the temples and fastened in a knot behind, hair-pins were required, and these were mostly of bone or ivory, mounted with gold or plain; so also when the hair was ' These ornamental bands are carefully described and reproduced in colour by A.

  • tied in a large knot above the forehead, as in the case of Artemis, or of Apollo as leader of the Muses.

  • Youths, when engaged in horsemanship and other exercises, wore a chlamys round the shoulders, which, however, was semicircular in cut, and was fastened on the breast by buttons and a loop, or tied in a knot, whereas the Greek chlamys was oblong and fastened on the shoulder by a brooch.

  • The central chain continues to run parallel with the Maritime Cordillera until, at Cerro Pasco, another transverse knot connects it with the Andes in to° 30' S.

  • The second extends from the Knot of Sierra.

  • to the Knot of Vilcanota with the basins of the Pampas, Apurimac, Vilcamayu and Paucartambo.

  • It receives a number of short streams from the ranges shutting in the upper end of the valley; the largest is the Ramiz, formed by the two streams of Pucara and Azangaro, both coming from the Knot of Vilcanota to the north.

  • The Pozuzu, flowing eastward from the Knot of Cerro Pasco, joins the Pachitea, which is the most important northern affluent of the Ucayali.

  • The Vilcamayu rises on the Knot of Vilcanota, flows north through a lovely valley, received the Yanatilde and Paucartambo on its right hank, and, uniting with the Tambo, forms the Ucayali.

  • Their hair is generally shaved, excepting a topknot; and when not shaved it gets into a matted, tangled mass, gathered into a knot behind or on the crown.

  • effected by the pulley drawing in or letting out a part of the band or rope which has been roughened or in which a knot has been tied.

  • An important question arises whether, when a material body is moved through the aether, the nucleus of each atom carries some of the surrounding aether along with it; or whether it practically only carries on its strain-form or physical atmosphere, which is transferred from one portion of aether to another after the manner of a shadow, or rather like a loose knot which can slip along a rope without the rope being required to go with it.

  • Again, galls may afford harbour to insects which are not essentially gall-feeders, as in the case of the Curculio beetle Conotrachelius nenuphar, Hbst., of which one brood eats the fleshy part of the plum and peach, and another lives in the " black knot " of the plum-tree, regarded by Walsh as probably a true cecidomyidous gall.

  • Old women were employed as go-betweens, and the marriage ceremony was conducted by a priest who after moral exhortations united the young couple by tying their garments together in a knot, after which they walked seven times round the fire, casting incense into it; after the performance of the marriage ceremony, the pair entered together on a four days' fast and penance before the marriage was completed..

  • Of the section Tringinae the best known are the Knot and the Dunlin, T.

  • Next to the Dunlin and Knot the commonest British Tringinae are the Sanderling, Calidris arenaria (distinguished from every other bird of the group by wanting a hind toe), the Purple Sandpiper, T.

  • The main ridge approaches the western sea, and is continued from the lofty knot of mountains on the frontiers of Samnium, nearly due south to within a few miles of the Gulf of Policastro, and thenceforward is separated from the sea by only a narrow interval till it enters the district of the Bruttii.

  • This knot of very lofty mountains, with Mount Fairweather and some others, all snowy and glacierclad for almost their whole height, are quite isolated from the highest points of the Rocky Mountains proper, which are 1000 m.

  • In other cases (Diplodia, Aecidium, &c.) conidial or oidial "fructifications" arise by a number of hyphae interweaving themselves into a knot, as if they were forming a sclerotium.

  • One of the publishers to whom Johnson applied for employment measured with a scornful eye that athletic though uncouth frame, and exclaimed, "You had better get a porter's knot and carry trunks."

  • While the Reichsrath, transferred to Kremsier, was discussing " fundamental rights " and the difficult question of how to reconcile the theoretical unity with the actual dualism of the empire, the knot was being cut by the sword on the plains of Hungary.

  • In these acts particular significance was attached to certain numbers: a sevenfold knot, for example, was more efficacious than others.

  • Justinian was occupied by the ecclesiastical controversy of the Three Chapters, and had not the money to fit out a proper army and fleet; indeed, it may be doubted whether he would ever have roused himself to the necessary exertions but for the presence at Constantinople of a knot of Roman exiles, who kept urging him to reconquer Italy, representing that with their help and the sympathy of the people it would not be a difficult enterprise.

  • Starting from the confused grouping on the southern frontier of the two great chains and some transverse ranges, they run nearly north by east to the Colombian frontier where another " knot " or junction occurs.

  • The Imbabura volcano, celebrated for its destructive eruptions of mud and water, stands midway between the two ranges at the northern end of the plateau, and belongs to the transverse ridge of knot (nudo) which unites them.

  • He was for five years a clerk in the office of an Irish land-agent, but came to London with his family in 1876, and in 1879 was, according to his own account in the preface to The Irrational Knot, in the offices of the Edison telephone company.

  • The Irrational Knot, written in 1880, and Love among the Artists (written in 1881) first appeared as serials in Our Corner, a monthly edited by Mrs Annie Besant; Cashel Byron's Profession (reprinted in 1901 in the series of "Novels of his Nonage") and An Unsocial Socialist first appeared in a Socialist magazine To-day, which no longer exists.

  • Up to this juncture the question had been in the hands of Grattan and other Protestants, and of a small knot of Catholic nobles and prelates; but their efforts had not accomplished much, and they aimed only at a kind of compromise, which, while conceding their principal claims, would have placed their church in subjection to the state.

  • Another style is wearing it in a knot after the ancient Grecian fashion; it is always worn smooth in front and parted in the middle.

  • The hair of the head is tied into a knot (kes) at the top of the head or at the back, a distinguishing mark of the Sikh.

  • His religion requires the Sikh to carry five articles - kes, the knot of hair on the head; the kanga, a comb; the kard, a knife; the kach, a pair of short trousers peculiar to the Sikh; and the khara, an iron bangle on the wrist.

  • The Parsi woman dresses her hair in the old Greek fashion with a knot behind.

  • The cutting of the Gordian knot by Austria's annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and by the proclamation of the independence of Bulgaria, and of Prince Ferdinand's assumption of the old title of tsar (king), threatened to raise the Eastern Question once more in its acutest form.

  • The Gordian knot is cut, for philosophy and religion no longer touch each other but abide in separate realms.

  • At the Dutch university, where he matriculated on the 27th of October 1745, he associated with a small knot of English youths, afterwards well known in various circles of life, among whom were Dowdeswell, his subsequent rival in politics, Wilkes, the witty and unprincipled reformer, and Alexander Carlyle, the genial Scotchman, who devotes some of the pages of his Autobiography to chronicling their sayings and their doings.

  • The sight of fetters being forbidden him, his toga was not allowed to be tied in a knot but was fastened by means of clasps, and the only kind of ring permitted to be worn on his finger was a broken one.

  • North-east of Lake Titicaca there is a confused mass or knot (the Nudo de Apolobamba) of lofty intersecting ridges which include some of the highest peaks in South America.

  • The western range, the Cordillera Occidental, a part of the boundary between Bolivia and the northern provinces of Chile, closely follows the coast outline and forms the western rampart of the great Bolivian tableland or alta-planicie, which extends from the Vilcanota knot in Peru, south to the Serrania de Lipez on the Argentine frontier, is 500 m.

  • There is also a return current south of Manitoulin Island and a current, sometimes attaining a strength of half a knot, passes into Georgian bay through the main entrance.

  • hand with inscribed scutcheons and interlaced plait or knot ornaments (intrecciamenti), the vaultings with stars on a blue ground.

  • But in the great Sala dell' Asse (or della Torre) abundant traces of Leonardo's own hand were found, in the shape of a decoration of intricate geometrical knot or plait work .combined with natural leafage; the abstract puzzle-pattern, of a kind in which Leonardo took peculiar pleasure, intermingling in cunning play and contrast with a pattern of living boughs and leaves exquisitely drawn in free and vital growth.

  • His long hair is usually tied in a large knot above his forehead.

  • Early in the 19th century the old Wiltshire white-faced horned sheep, with a scanty coat of hairy wool, and the Berkshire Knot, roamed over the downs of their native counties.

  • The six months elapsed without any solution being produced; but he received a letter from Leibnitz, stating that he had "cut the knot of the most beautiful of these problems," and requesting that the period for their solution should be extended to Christmas next, that the French and Italian mathematicians might have no reason to complain of the shortness of the period.

  • The new king at Paris was a young boy, whose councils were swayed by a knot of quarrelsome and selfish uncles; the vigour of the attack on England began to slacken.

  • There a knot of scholars, some of whom were to perish early at the stake, whi~e others were destined to become the leaders of the English Reformation, came together and encouraged each other to test the received doctrines of contemporary orthodoxy by searching the Scriptures and the works of the Fathers.

  • The Tambo, which rises in the Vilcanota knot of mountains south of Cuzco, is a torrential stream valueless for commercial purposes.

  • The immediate object of this excellent piece was to hold up the court scheme of weak, divided and dependent administrations in the light of its real purpose and design; to describe the distempers which had been engendered in parliament by the growth of royal influence and the faction of the king's friends; to show that the newly formed Whig party had combined for truly public ends, and was no mere family knot like the Grenvilles and the Bedfords; and, finally, to press for the hearty concurrence both of public men and of the nation at large in combining against "a faction ruling by the private instructions of a court against the general sense of the people."

  • It was only by revolutionary methods, which are in their essence and for a time as arbitrary as despotic methods, that the knot could be cut.

  • of the city of Oaxaca in a knot of sierras, San Felipe del Agua (10,253 ft.) standing on the eastern margin of the beautiful Oaxaca Valley, and the Cerro del Leone, southwest of Tehuantepec, the highest summit in the Sierra Madre del Sur.

  • In the plain to the south-west were the King's Gardens, now under grass, with an octagonal turf-covered mound called the King's Knot in the centre.

  • Sometimes the tree is a mere knot peeping above the sand with a sheaf of thin branches.

  • Bedel and Jan-art) which reach 13,000 to 14,500 ft., and on the north, where the mountain knot of Khan-tengri has an altitude of 22,800 ft.

  • Perhaps the finest existing statue of her is the Diana of Versailles from Hadrian's Villa (now in the Louvre), in which she wears a short tunic drawn in at the waist and sandals on her feet; her hair is bound up into a knot at the back of her head, with a band over the forehead.

  • When it was accomplished, the little knot of able men who came to the front did much in preserving the records of the past, while Odd and Hallgrim exhibit the noblest impulses of their time.

  • On the south side of the Naryn valley comes the Kokshal-tau, called also in part the Bozadyr, striking south-west from the Khan-tengri knot and terminating in the Terek-tau (40° 30' N.

  • Closely connected with the Khan-tengri knot are the Khalyk-tau on the east, and on the west three diverging lines of elevation, namely the Terskei Ala-tau or Kirghiz Ala-tau, overhanging the south shore of Issyk-kul; the Kokshal-tau, stretching away southwest as far as the Terez Mountains between Kashgar and Ferghana; and, intermediate between these two, the successive ranges of the Sary-jas, Kulu-tau, and Ak-shiryak.

  • oracle declared that whoever succeeded in untying the strangely entwined knot of cornel bark which bound the yoke to the pole should reign over all Asia.

  • Alexander the Great, according to the story, cut the knot by a stroke of his sword.

  • Ormonde was forced to surrender Dublin to the Parliamentarians (July 1647), and the inextricable knot awaited Cromwell's sword.

  • But Brunhild is ill content; though she saw Siegfried do homage to Gunther at Isenstein she is not convinced, and believes that Siegfried should have been her husband; and on the bridal night she vents her ill humour on the hapless Gunther by tying him up in a knot and hanging him on the wall.

  • The top of its head was carved into a crown and the Wizard's bullet had struck it exactly in the left eye, which was a hard wooden knot.

  • "Tell the tailors," said he, "to remember to make a knot in their thread before they take the first stitch."

  • He had on a shabby cadet jacket, decorated with a soldier's cross, equally shabby cadet's riding breeches lined with worn leather, and an officer's saber with a sword knot.

  • The hairs tied in the knot hurt Pierre and there were lines of pain on his face and a shamefaced smile.

  • He was now in an adjutant's uniform with one epaulet and a shoulder knot.

  • He looked attentively at the carts in the yard and while going up to the porch took out a clean pocket handkerchief and tied a knot in it.

Browse other sentences examples →