loose knot

loose knot

A knot in wood which is not firmly in place and may fall out.
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Half savage as the man showed, with no covering on his matted head, with his brown arms bare to between the elbow and the shoulder, with the loose knot of a looser kerchief lying low on his bare breast in a wilderness of beard and whisker, with such dress as he wore seeming to be made out of the mud that begrimed his boat, still there was a business-like usage in his steady gaze.
There was Mrs Lenville, in a very limp bonnet and veil, decidedly in that way in which she would wish to be if she truly loved Mr Lenville; there was Miss Gazingi, with an imitation ermine boa tied in a loose knot round her neck, flogging Mr Crummles, junior, with both ends, in fun.
The men were heavily bearded, tall and muscular; the women, smaller and more gracefully molded, with great masses of raven hair caught into loose knots upon their heads.
Loosey Goosey: Hold the shawl in front of you, tie the ends in a loose knot, and place it over your head with the ends in back.
Generally, women's hair was combed back and tied into a loose knot forming into a loop at the top.
Only behind a loose knot of bodies, diagonal in mid-air, Wojciech Szczesny arrived.
Twist the pony into a large, loose knot, then secure it with bobby pins.
For a touch of Parisian chic, tie the scarf around your neck in a loose knot or bow at the side, or alternatively you could wear the scarf draped around bare shoulders or over a fitted jacket.
In utmost secrecy, he tied a loose knot that needs only a little tug to come off free.
Even at that age, she was pretty with her aquiline nose, delicate golden earrings dotting the entire outer ears and framing her fair face in a soft golden-hue, her thinning yet nearly-black hair well-oiled and shaped into a loose knot.
That neck pounds 35 A glass Bonterra The That takes this Amelie top, with symmetric neck line, loose knot and rouched detail, from pounds 35 down to just pounds 8.
Holes result when a loose knot is knocked out of the piece.