knob


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a part that protrudes or extends outward

an unevenness or elevation on a surface

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a circular rounded projection or protuberance

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any thickened enlargement

an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger

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Quale, with large shining knobs for temples and his hair all brushed to the back of his head, who came in the evening, and told Ada he was a philanthropist, also informed her that he called the matrimonial alliance of Mrs.
By these means Rachel reached that stage in thinking, if thinking it can be called, when the eyes are intent upon a ball or a knob and the lips cease to move.
I received no response, though I finally pounded with all my strength; then I turned the knob and entered, only to find that she was not there.
Gently he turned the knob and pushed the door ajar.
Straight up to the main entrance he walked, laid his hand upon the knob of the heavy iron door, pushed it open without command, entered and found himself in the presence of a half-dozen armed men.
No, sir, not in such a hurry," and Phebe laughed as she gave a particularly large knob a good poke.
I didn't bring anything " began Rose, but was interrupted by the Brats (otherwise Will and Geordie), who appeared bearing the big bundle, so much demoralised by its fall that a red flannel tunic trailed out at one end and a little blue dressing-gown at the other, while the knobs proved to be a toilet-case, rubbers, and a silver mug.
I cried, seeing that she did not know how to open a door, but neither did she know what I meant by knob.
Sir Patrick touched a spring in the knob of his ivory cane.
And after that, comes Mrs Veneering, in a pervadingly aquiline state of figure, and with transparent little knobs on her temper, like the little transparent knob on the bridge of her nose, 'Worn out by worry and excitement,' as she tells her dear Mr Twemlow, and reluctantly revived with curacoa by the Analytical.
Halting for an instant at the foot of the ladder, and with both hands grasping the ornamental knobs of the man-ropes, Father Mapple cast a look upwards, and then with a truly sailorlike but still reverential dexterity, hand over hand, mounted the steps as if ascending the main-top of his vessel.
Its surface is dotted all over with little conical prominences, looking not unlike the knobs, on an antiquated church door.
Those of them that were spotted with white reflected the sunshine in dazzling brilliancy, and the polished brass knobs of their horns glittered with something of military display.
He groped his way to the side of the wall, and found the knobs of the electric lights.
The emphasis was helped by the speaker's hair, which bristled on the skirts of his bald head, a plantation of firs to keep the wind from its shining surface, all covered with knobs, like the crust of a plum pie, as if the head had scarcely warehouse-room for the hard facts stored inside.