The race to the Knot has begun.
But will it get rid of the knot?
For more on diagrams in knot theory see (De Toffoli and Giardino 2014).
The only person to benefit from cutting the Gordian knot is the one with the sword.
Every time you have to brush a knot out, you lose hair.
A poor-quality knot will also shed bristles excessively.
But the closer Alisa gets to finding the Knot, the more of her friends she must leave behind.
I enjoyed your obituary of the sartorial Tom Wolfe, in which he fixed “A proper Windsor knot!”
Cross the twine over to form a loop, then insert the string underneath the loop to form a knot.
I feel that being a traditional herder and continuing our traditions ties into a knot of harmony.”
Black knot, serious and progressive fungal disease of wild and cultivated Prunus species in North America.
Gordian knot, knot that gave its name to a proverbial term for a problem solvable only by bold action.
The knot by which the strings of the bonnet were fastened, was not a lady’s, but a slip or sailor’s knot.
The cloud knot, a feature of the Persian court carpets of the time of Shāh ʿAbbās, was continued to the end of the 18th century.
If the red knot is so designated following the public comment period that ends on Friday, the government would develop a plan for the bird’s recovery.
In contrast to these, the knot presented by the left knot diagram of Figure 3, a trefoil, may seem impossible to deform into an unknot.
Next: “ ‘Attach the flying line to the bridle loop.’ ” She tied the string with a reef knot (“the first knot we were taught at school”), looking pleased.
Each knot diagram is changed into the adjacent knot diagram by a Reidemeister move; hence the knot represented by the leftmost diagram is equivalent to the unknot.
In particular we will want to know if a given knot diagram represents a knot equivalent to an unknot, that is, a knot representable by a knot diagram without crossings.
The Port of London Authority (PLA) imposes a 12-knot (14-mph) limit west of Wapping, which means that boats can show their exhilarating 30-knot cruising speed only on the eastern stretches of the river.
- a tight cluster of people or things
Example: a small knot of women listened to his sermon
- make into knots; make knots out of
Example: She knotted her fingers
- tie or fasten into a knot
Example: knot the shoelaces
- any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
- a hard cross-grained round piece of wood in a board where a branch emerged
Example: the saw buckled when it hit a knot
- tangle or complicate
- (of ships and wind) a unit of speed equal to one nautical mile per hour or about 1.15 statute miles per hour
- something twisted and tight and swollen
Example: their muscles stood out in knots
- soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
- a sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the Southern Hemisphere
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