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English citations of tight-knit

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  • 1834, John Gassner & Edward Quinn, The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama, p 282:
    The triumph of Saint Nicholas emerges not from a tight-knit drama but from a sprawling mixture of the serious and the amusing.
  • 1839, Esaias Tegnér, George Stevens transl., Frithiof's Saga: A Legend of the North, London: Black and Armstrong, p 24:
    Thereafter talk'd the Heroes both,
         In many a heartfelt tone,
    Of their long friendship's faithful troth
         Through all the Northland known, —
    And how their truefast union,
         In weal and woe the same,
    (Like two hands firmly grasp'd in one)
         More tight-knit, still, became.
  • 1846, “The Twenty-Fourth Book of Homer's Iliad, Attempted in English Hexameters”, in Blackwood's Magazine, v 59, n 365 (March), W. Blackwood, p 264:
    Then with the bar was unfolded the nine ells' length of the yoke-band; 
    But when the yoke had been placed on the smooth-wrought pole with adroitness,
    Back at the end of the shaft, and the ring had been turn'd on the holder,
    Hither and thither the thongs on the boss made three overlappings,
    Whence, drawn singly ahead, they were tight-knit under the collar.
  • 1850, David Hale and Joseph Parrish Thompson, Memoir of David Hale: Late Editor of the Journal of Commerce ; With Selections From His Miscellaneous Writings, E. Hunt, p 424:
    In the exhibition which we witnessed, the first part was performed by men and women dressed in a tight knit silk, of the color of white marble, the faces so prepared as to have the same appearance, and then more or less drapery was added, of thin muslin.