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knob

Geography a round hill or knoll or morainic ridge

Knob

1. A protuberance, useful or ornamental, which forms the termination of an isolated member; a handle, more or less spherical, used for operating the mechanism for opening a door.
2. A protuberance, whether useful or ornamental, that forms the termination of an isolated member; also a handle that is more or less spherical, used for operating the mechanism for opening a door.
See also: Ornament

What does it mean when you dream about a knob?

Knobs may symbolize turning issues or conditions around so that the dreamer can get a handle on things again. The knob is also a symbol for a threshold, for passing from one condition to another.

knob

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(design engineering)
A component that is placed on a control shaft to facilitate manual rotation of the shaft; sometimes has a pointer or markings to indicate shaft position.
(geology)
A rounded eminence, such as a knoll, hillock, or small hill or mountain, and especially a prominent or isolated hill with steep sides.
A peak or other projection at the top of a hill or mountain.

knob

1. A handle, more or less spherical, usually for operating a lock.
2. A similar protuberance, useful or ornamental, such as a boss.
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Dressed in a motley selection of student garb and sporting spiky, knobby hair styles, they stabbed, sliced, soared, and spun, some on pointe, others in jazz shoes.
Nobumasa Sugimoto of the University of Osaka and his colleagues generated solitary acoustic waves by forcing compressed air bursts into a narrow, 7-meter-long steel tube studded on two sides with 148 hollow, knobby protrusions.
Oh the Winter, for example, is divided into a series of bands and boxes, each supplied with irregular horizontal rows of words and shapes - lines of red brain forms, say, each holding a knobby triangle that could be someone's nose, could be a woolly hat, and is in fact a Buddha.
A few centuries from now, should supposed warming trends continue, Labrador black spruce may invade the shores of Baffin Island and Georgia baldcypress may dip their knobby knees in Long Island Sound.
You can start the old knobby type byplanting firm, plump tubers from the grocery store.
Savor the charms of the Santa Susana Mountains - and the knobby sandstone rocks that gave this 4,400-acre park its name - at the east end of the Simi Valley.
Jupiter, meanwhile, conspires with King Citheron and the god Mercure to make his wife Junon jealous by pretending to marry the hideous Platte: green skin, sagging breasts, a belly, knobby, webbed fingers and toes, and all.
That skin would have felt like running your hand over a knobby mountain bike tire," says Lucas.
At Mermet Lake a cypress swamp bristles with the knobby knees of deciduous conifers.
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The new map shows that this section consists of knobby remnants of ancient highland crust that stick out above a lava flow.