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See also: Knoll
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /nəʊl/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- (General American) enPR: nōl, IPA(key): /noʊl/
- Rhymes: -əʊl
knoll (plural knolls)
- A small mound or rounded hill.
- 2008 January–February, Matt Bean, “Your cultural calendar: 7 things to look forward to this year”, in Men's Health, volume 23, number 1, →ISSN, page 135:
- In the northern hemisphere, June 21 has the most daylight hours. Pack a picnic—a chilled bottle of Sancerre, cheese, olives, and a nice baguette—and hit the grassy knoll.
- (oceanography) A rounded, underwater hill with a prominence of less than 1,000 metres, which does not breach the water's surface.
- Coordinate term: seamount
Imitative, or variant of knell.
knoll (plural knolls)
- A knell.
- (transitive) To ring (a bell) mournfully; to knell.
- (transitive, intransitive) To sound (something) like a bell; to knell.
- (transitive) To call (someone, to church) by sounding or making a knell (as a bell, a trumpet, etc).
- 1851, Charles Mackay, The Mormons, Or Latter-day Saints. With Memoirs of the Life and Death of Joseph Smith, the "American Mohomet", page 206:
- Their office now was to guide the monster choruses and Sunday hymns; and like the trumpets of silver made of a whole piece “for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps,” to knoll the people in to church.
- 1891, Thomas George Bonney, Cathedrals, Abbeys, and Churches of England and Wales: Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial, page 769:
- The parishioners were not, however, to be permanently deprived of this means of grace, and for many a year they have been “knolled to church” by the bells of the Town Hall, a comely building […]
Named after Knoll, a furniture fabrication shop, famous for its angular range of designer furniture.
- To arrange related objects in parallel or at 90 degree angles.
- Guus Kroonen, “Reflections on the o/zero-Ablaut in the Germanic Iterative Verbs”, in The Indo-European Verb: Proceedings of the Conference of the Society for Indo-European Studies, Los Angeles, 13-15 September 2010, Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, 2012