knobbed


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knob

 (nŏb)
n.
1. A rounded protuberance.
2.
a. A rounded handle, as on a drawer or door.
b. A rounded control switch or dial.
3. A prominent rounded hill or mountain.

[Middle English knobbe, from Middle Low German, knot in wood.]

knobbed (nŏbd) adj.
knob′bi·ness n.
knob′by adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.knobbed - used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
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References in classic literature ?
They mostly lie like the great knobbed blocks on a Gothic spire, forming solid courses of heavy masonry.
I used to go look at this rail all the time because we only lived a couple blocks away, but it was knobbed. I went one night at 4:00 am and cut the knobs off, then went back the following weekend.
ABSTRACT Knobbed whelk, Busycon carica (Gmelin, 1791), age and growth were estimated using tagged and recaptured individuals (n = 396) from areas off South Carolina coastal islands.