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Synonyms for knee

hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella

joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped

the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee

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Sure enough, Pat Buchanan erupted in the pages of The Washington Times: "To watch self-styled `conservatives' vie with one another in bending the knee at the shrine of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is to appreciate the rot at the core of a once-great movement.
Those convinced of their own superiority and itching to run other people's lives - ``making a difference,'' as it is called - can never feel comfortable in a country where other people can live their own lives in their own way, without bending the knee to the environmentalists, the radical feminists and all the other self-anointed saviors and avengers.
And of course, all will be bending the knee to snag big-name guests.
Women should curtsy by putting the right foot behind the left heel, bending the knees slightly.
The Bunny Dip is performed by arching the back as much as possible and then bending the knees.