from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A small ball of baked clay used by boys as a marble; especially, such a ball placed between the forefinger and thumb, and propelled by a jerk of the thumb so as if possible to strike another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Prov. Eng. & U. S. A small ball of clay, baked hard and oiled, used as a marble by boys in playing.
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- noun dated, dialect, UK, US A small
ballof clay, baked hard and oiled, used as a marblein games.
- noun used attributively as a modifier Of or relating to
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Baseball players would cut apart their socks and add material to elongate the stirrup and give the "knicker" effect.
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But somehow, one senses that Bobbio's finest will be keener to crack down on miniskirts that reveal a flash of knicker than on bare-chested lotharios hanging out with their dogs, footballs and swearwords.
Miniskirt ban: a small, incompetent step backwards Michael White 2010
Eyewitness Kurt Haskell reported that a sharply dressed Indian man escorted him to the gate and told the attendant that the knicker bomber had no passport but needed to get on the flight.
For the government to wade into debates about new advertising restrictions could prove a nightmare – can you imagine civil servants sitting in judgment on an M&S knicker ad, or debating whether such-and-such an image of David Beckham was acceptable in Zoo magazine but not in Heat?
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It is not surprising therefore to learn that the knicker bomber apparently received special treatment at Amsterdam airport before he boarded his flight to Detroit.
After extracting whatever useful information we can get out of him, within the bounds of the law, we should stick his PTE knicker-bomb back in his crotch and ignite it.
There is trollish nudity, sexy-schoolgirl knicker perversion and a good deal of barefoot running.
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CW has gone and launched a "Catch VD" ad campaign for "Vampire Diaries" in hopes of cashing in on the limitless capacity for knicker-knottedness among the media and watch-doggers.
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Cutrone, the sage of the panel, talked about having a conversation with MTV suits when "Jersey Shore" broke out and the press got all knicker-knotted about them using words like "Guido."
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Faster than you can say Marilyn Monroe, various historians who'd read an early version of the script began to react with varying degrees of knicker-knottedness.
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GHibbs commented on the word knicker
'knicker' is the adjectival form of 'knickers'. We used to replace 'knicker elastic'.
June 8, 2012