Turk's head

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Noun1.Turk's head - an ornamental knot that resembles a small turbanTurk's head - an ornamental knot that resembles a small turban
knot - any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
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But the third emir, now seeing himself all alone on the quarter-deck, seems to feel relieved from some curious restraint; for, tipping all sorts of knowing winks in all sorts of directions, and kicking off his shoes, he strikes into a sharp but noiseless squall of a hornpipe right over the Grand Turk's head; and then, by a dexterous sleight, pitching his cap up into the mizentop for a shelf, he goes down rollicking, so far at least as he remains visible from the deck, reversing all other processions, by bringing up the rear with music.
Winters's elementary designations of color--the Lissajous shapes often appear black when not blue; the Turk's heads are often in red or red-orange--addle when he adds yellow to the palette, leading to murky passages of grayish green and the like.