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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knit  \Knit\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Knit}  or  {Knitted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Knitting}.]  [OE.  knitten,  knutten  As  cnyttan  fr 
  cnotta  knot;  akin  to  Icel.  kn?ta,  Sw  knyta  Dan.  knytte  See 
  {Knot}.] 
  1.  To  form  into  a  knot,  or  into  knots;  to  tie  together,  as 
  cord;  to  fasten  by  tying. 
 
  A  great  sheet  knit  at  the  four  corners.  --Acts  x. 
  11. 
 
  When  your  head  did  but  ache,  I  knit  my  handkercher 
  about  your  brows.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  form  as  a  textile  fabric,  by  the  interlacing  of  yarn 
  or  thread  in  a  series  of  connected  loops,  by  means  of 
  needles,  either  by  hand  or  by  machinery;  as  to  knit 
  stockings. 
 
  3.  To  join  to  cause  to  grow  together. 
 
  Nature  can  not  knit  the  bones  while  the  parts  are 
  under  a  discharge.  --Wiseman. 
 
  4.  To  unite  closely;  to  connect;  to  engage;  as  hearts  knit 
  together  in  love. 
 
  Thy  merit  hath  my  duty  strongly  knit.  --Shak. 
 
  Come  knit  hands,  and  beat  the  ground,  In  a  light 
  fantastic  round.  --Milton. 
 
  A  link  among  the  days,  toknit  The  generations  each 
  to  each  --Tennyson. 
 
  5.  To  draw  together;  to  contract  into  wrinkles. 
 
  He  knits  his  brow  and  shows  an  angry  eye.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knitting  \Knit"ting\,  n. 
  1.  The  work  of  a  knitter;  the  network  formed  by  knitting. 
 
  2.  Union  formed  by  knitting,  as  of  bones. 
 
  {Knitting  machine},  one  of  a  number  of  contrivances  for 
  mechanically  knitting  stockings,  jerseys,  and  the  like 
 
  {Knitting  ?eedle},  a  stiff  rod,  as  of  steel  wire,  with 
  rounded  ends  for  knitting  yarn  or  threads  into  a  fabric, 
  as  in  stockings. 
 
  {Knitting  sheath},  a  sheath  to  receive  the  end  of  a  needle  in 
  knitting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  knitting 
  n  1:  created  by  interlacing  yarn  in  a  series  of  connected  loops 
  using  straight  eyeless  needles  or  by  machine  [syn:  {knit}, 
  {knitwork}] 
  2:  creating  knitted  wear 




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