Definition of Knotwork

1. Noun. A design or pattern of interlocking or overlapping geometric shapes resembling a knot ¹



2. Noun. Work involving the tying of knots. ¹

3. Noun. An object composed of or using knots. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Knotwork

1. a decoration of interlaced knots [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Knotwork

knottedness
knotter
knotters
knottier
knottiest
knottily
knottiness
knottinesses
knotting
knottings
knottle
knotty
knotty pine
knotweed
knotweeds
knotwork (current term)
knotworks
knotwort
knotworts
knouleche
knout
knouted
knouting
knoutings
knouts
know'd
know-all
know-alls
know-how

Literary usage of Knotwork

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Date of the Ruthwell and Bewcastle Crosses by Albert Stanburrough Cook (1912)
"... and of knotwork, in stone. We must account for the use, at this period, of any peculiar forms of letters in the Latin inscriptions. ..."

2. A Key to English Antiquities: With Special Reference to the Sheffield and by Ella S. Armitage (1897)
"... Crosses— knotwork Decoration—Keltic Crosses—Crosses in Ecclesfield Church—In Bradfield Church—At Bakewell—At Hope—At Eyam—At Doncaster—At Braithwell—At ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1865)
"The style of art is rude—not as to the knotwork patterns, which are exceedingly ... So also an argument might have been based upon the knotwork ornament, ..."

4. The Journal of Sacred Literature by John Kitto, Henry Burgess, Benjamin Harris Cowper (1861)
"The whole of the exterior is sculptured, each side being divided into four compartments, and the ends covered with knotwork. On one side the compartments ..."

5. The Ecclesiologist by Ecclesiological Society (1865)
"The minds of these artists were imbued with knotwork ; one can imagine what they must have suffered from knotwork if they ever had the nightmare. ..."

6. The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist,: A Quarterly Journal and Review edited by Llewellyn Frederick William Jewitt, John Charles Cox, John Romilly Allen (1893)
"The larger piece of the shaft has sculpture on all its sides, the narrower ones or edges having simple knotwork; but the broader sides have figures ..."

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