n.1.(Zool.) The hart in its second year; a young deer.
He has hallooed the hounds upon a velvet-headed knobbler.
- Sir W. Scott.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Skarper, however, is a hatchling from a rather different kind of egg and, intoxicated with new-found learning acquired in the 'bumwipe', quite literally falls from favour when he dares to challenge the much feared and rather dim King Knobbler. The story begins with Skarper being catapulted off the ramparts of Blackspike to a certain death as punishment and the start of a wild series of adventures.
Knitsley Mill: Lures, Bunny Leedhes, Dog Knobblers, Yellow Dancers and Buzzers.