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Knap   Listen
verb
Knap  v. t.  (past & past part. knapped; pres. part. knapping)  
1.
To bite; to bite off; to break short. (Obs. or Prov. Eng.) "He will knap the spears apieces with his teeth." "He breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder."
2.
To strike smartly; to rap; to snap. (Chiefly Brit.)






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"Knap" Quotes from Famous Books



... go!' she replied; 'what, after all the plague I've had to knap you? No, no, you don't catch me at that, I promise you; but be a good girl, and don't cry, and then you may see Bob ...
— Forgotten Tales of Long Ago • E. V. Lucas

... too exhausted by their long night march and their morning fight to follow the fugitives far, the more that the English, by throwing away their guns, knap-sacks, and other accoutrements, and by being far less fatigued, were easily able to outstrip their pursuers. Perceiving this, the general ordered the bugles to sound the recall, and the men fell back ...
— Janice Meredith • Paul Leicester Ford

... villages of Patney and Chirton. At the latter is a very beautiful Transitional church. Near Beechingstoke, close to the Ridgeway, is a famous British village, the entrenchment containing about thirty acres. The old road comes down from the northern highlands between Milk Hill (964 feet) and Knap Hill, the two bluffs that rear their great bulk across the vale. Here beneath the "White Horse," a modern one cut at the beginning of the nineteenth century, are the old churches of Alton Priors and Alton ...
— Wanderings in Wessex - An Exploration of the Southern Realm from Itchen to Otter • Edric Holmes



Words linked to "Knap" :   strike, cut, chip, cut off, break off



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