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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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PADRAIG HARRINGTON, Colin Montgomerie and Miguel Angel Jimenez beef up a terrible field for the Malaysian Open at Saujana, Kuala Lumpur, this week but all three may have to bow the knee to Asian star Thongchai Jaidee.
He added: "The law-abiding voters of Northern Ireland have sent the message loud and clear - we will never bow the knee to terror.
Because if they bow the knee to Jose Mourinho's strutting players and Liverpool gain three points at Birmingham, the heat will be felt on each and every neck in the blue sector of the city.
Davis and local hope Maarten Lafeber may have to bow the knee to 9-4 outsider Ian Woosnam if the wind really gets up as 5ft 4in Woosie has the ideal build for extreme conditions and performed well on his three latest starts.
The West Indies were waiting, either to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series or, to bow the knee and lose to make it 1-1 with hostilities to be resumed in early August.
The weak should never bow the knee to bullies and Mugabe and his henchman ought to have been hit for six a long, long time ago.
FROM one great links which refused to bow the knee to Tiger and Co last week to two other great ones this week, with Portmarnock hosting the Nissan Irish Open for the first time since 1990 and Turnberry welcoming Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus back to the scene of their greatest duel for the Senior British Open.
We won't bow the knee to Saddam Hussein but we don't want to be George W Bush's lapdog, either.
Former champion Duggie Curran (Grainger Park) won a super bout 10-8 against Sunderland's experienced Kevin Cosgrove but High Fell's Simon Dickson had to bow the knee to Steven Cosgrove (Catholic Club) 25-15.
The Danes, admittedly with Thomas Bjorn aboard, got into the play-off against Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Co last year and were the last team to bow the knee to South Africa.
But even Will the king crooner must bow the knee to the will of the king Gooners at 9-4.
I know there are many but after last weekend I take off my hat, bow the knee and praise the Lord for the emergency district nurses of Newcastle for their prompt attention to my distress at 2 o'clock on a Sunday morning.
Allen Doyle and Dana Quigley, defending champions in the Senior section, may also bow the knee as Lietzke, five times a winner since turning 50 in the middle of last year, and Tewell, a dual winner this year, look tasty.
ALL good things must come to an end and Ernie Els, just one blip short of winning his last five tournaments, may have to bow the knee to his good friend Retief Goosen in the richest tournament of the European season so far, the Johnnie Walker Classic at Lake Karrinyup, Perth, writes Jeremy Chapman.
Allardyce was forced to bow the knee to long-time pal Peter Reid after their first-ever clash as managers, and it also cost him a slap-up meal.