from The Century Dictionary.

  • Provided with hooks or teeth; jagged.
  • Formed into knots; knotty.
  • Decorated with knags, as an article of dress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Full of knots; knaggy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Having protuberances, knobs or knots
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of knag.


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  • At dawn he sent us bad plantains, wheaten crusts, and cups of unpalatable coffee-tea [40], and, assisted by a crone more decrepid than himself, prepared for me his water - pipe, a gourd fitted with two reeds and a tile of baked clay by way of bowl: now he "knagged" at the slave girls, who were slow to work, then burst into a fury because some visitor ate Kat without offering it to him, or crossed the royal threshold in sandal or slipper.

    First Footsteps in East Africa Richard Francis Burton 1855


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