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Word: knotty

Definition: intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot


Sentences Containing 'knotty'

Two or three times, the matter in hand became so knotty, that the jackal found it imperative on him to get up, and steep his towels anew.
In the course of time I began to get the best of this knotty lesson, and my self complacency moved to the front once more.
I never could more than get one knotty thing learned before another presented itself.
Finally, leading him out of the church they carried him to the judgment seat and seated him on it, and the duke's majordomo said to him, "It is an ancient custom in this island, senor governor, that he who comes to take possession of this famous island is bound to answer a question which shall be put to him, and which must be a somewhat knotty and difficult one; and by his answer the people take the measure of their new governor's wit, and hail with joy or deplore his arrival accordingly."
'Trot, I tell you what, my dear,' said my aunt, one morning in the Christmas season when I left school: 'as this knotty point is still unsettled, and as we must not make a mistake in our decision if we can help it, I think we had better take a little breathing-time.

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