Definition of Knacking

1. Verb. (present participle of knack) ¹



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Definition of Knacking

1. knack [v] - See also: knack

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knacking

knabbed
knabbing
knabs
knack
knack-kneed
knacked
knacker
knacker's yard
knackered
knackeries
knackering
knackery
knackier
knackiest
knacking (current term)
knackish
knacks
knackwurst
knackwursts
knacky
knag
knagged
knaggie
knaggier
knaggies
knaggiest
knagging
knaggy
knags

Literary usage of Knacking

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1. Publications by Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) (1853)
"The snapping, or, as it is sometimes spelt, knacking, of their fingers by barbers is noticed by many old writers. " Amongst the rest let not the barber be ..."

2. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1876)
"... people hath more liking in their | bodily ears in such knacking and tattering than in hearing of God's law, and speaking of the blish of heaven. ..."

3. Old English Popular Music by William Chappell, Harry Ellis Wooldridge (1893)
"The barber in Lyly's Midas (1592), says to his apprentice, "Thou knowest I have taught thee the knacking of the hands,1 like the tuning of a cittern," and ..."

4. Lean's Collectanea by Vincent Stuckey Lean, Julia Lucy Woodward (1902)
"knacking, part. Dav. has " downright." ? knocking or gnashing. ... Mery, Nay, sure; the partie is in good knacking earnest. Ib., iii. 2. KICKSHAW, s. ..."

5. Reprinted Glossaries by Walter William Skeat (1879)
""17" • knacking-. The knacking of the tongue, ie affecting to speak finely, a word in tho Nur th ;m- ..."

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