knobbed

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knobbed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of knob

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knobbed (not comparable)

  1. Having a knob or knobs.
    a knobbed chromosome
    • 1774, Oliver Goldsmith, An History of the Earth, and Animated Nature, London: J. Nourse, Volume 4, Chapter 11, The Camelopard, pp. 299-300,[1]
      No animal, either from its disposition, or its formation, seems less fitted for a state of natural hostility; its horns are blunt, and even knobbed at the ends; its teeth are made entirely for vegetable pasture []
    • 1853, Elizabeth Gaskell, Cranford, Chapter 8,[2]
      The chairs [] were railed with white bars across the back and knobbed with gold; neither the railings nor the knobs invited to ease.
    • 1925, Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway,[3]
      For it's been a hard life, thought Mrs. Dempster. What hadn’t she given to it? Roses; figure; her feet too. (She drew the knobbed lumps beneath her skirt.)

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