tight knot

tight knot

[¦tīt ¦nät]
(materials)

sound knot, tight knot

An undecayed, solid, dead knot at least as hard as the surrounding wood, and firmly held in place.
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Wait a bit, I'll arrange a flag as well,' he added, picking up the kerchief which he had thrown down in the sledge after taking it from round his collar, and drawing off his gloves and standing up on the front of the sledge and stretching himself to reach the strap, he tied the handkerchief to it with a tight knot.
I had the time to see her dull face, red, not with a mantling blush, but as if her flat cheeks had been vigorously slapped, and to take in the squat figure, the scanty, dusty brown hair drawn into a tight knot at the back of the head.
Somewhere in his mind, a tight knot seemed to have loosened.
But his mouth was full of soot and cob- webs, and he was tied up in such very tight knots, he could not make anybody hear him.
Yes, I am,' rejoined Miss Squeers, tying tight knots in her pocket- handkerchief and clenching her teeth.
This series of scratches and that tight knot are the deeds of capitalists -- they play both ends against the middle
I don't think I'll forget the tight knot I felt in the pit of my stomach the morning I received the text message with three simple words on the screen, it read 'I'm getting married' and it was from the man I'd spent more than 10 years of my life with," (http://www.
Using a wrap ponytail, attach over your band and wrap the lengths around themselves to form a tight knot.
His "hipster semiotic appendix" also presents several dictionary-like entries that try to "unpack some popular hipster fashions to reveal the tight knot of sincerity and irony they contain".
Arms locked in a tight knot on the square, the vanquished team shut out the celebrations going on all round them and received some messages from the captain.
Tony Mowbray's side went into today's fixtures in eighth place but just three points off third in a tight knot of contenders and with a group above them hoping to open a gap.