Definition of Knubble
1. to beat with the fists [v KNUBBLED, KNUBBLING, KNUBBLES]
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Literary usage of Knubble
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (1901)
"THE knubble—ADVICE TO BEGINNERS IN BOTANY. BY WALTER DEANE. AS I turn over the botanical sheets of mounted plants in my herbarium, I frequently come across ..."
2. Sailing Directions for Nova Scotia, Bay of Fundy, and South Shore of Gulf of by Robert H. Orr, Richardson Clover (1891)
"Little River Entrance lies between Eastern knubble on the north and Little ... There are two channels ; one between Eastern knubble and Little River Island ..."
3. The Vocabulary of East Anglia: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the by Robert Forby (1830)
"knubble, v. to handle clumsily ; using thumbs and knuckles, as in kneading dough. L. LACE, v. to beat. In L. sc. and NE it still means also to mix with ..."
4. Glossary of Northamptonshire Words and Phrases by Anne Elizabeth Baker (1854)
"They do not know themselves," ie they do not know their proper station, they assume improper importance. knubble. To wrap anything up untidily, and hastily, ..."
5. A General Dictionary of Provincialisms by William Holloway (1840)
"Surrey. KONY, adj. [Canny Sc.] Fine. North. knubble, s. A small knob. ... To knubble, r. a- To handle clumsily, using thumbs and knuckles as in kneading ..."
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