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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Knack  \Knack\,  v.  i.  [Prob.  of  imitative  origin;  cf  G.  knacken 
  to  break,  Dan.  knage  to  crack,  and  E.  knock.] 
  1.  To  crack;  to  make  a  sharp,  abrupt  noise  to  chink.  [Obs.  or 
  Prov.  Eng.]  --Bp.  Hall. 
  2.  To  speak  affectedly.  [Prov.  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Knack  \Knack\,  n. 
  1.  A  petty  contrivance;  a  toy;  a  plaything;  a  knickknack. 
  A  knack,  a  toy,  a  trick,  a  baby's  cap.  --Shak. 
  2.  A  readiness  in  performance;  aptness  at  doing  something 
  skill;  facility;  dexterity. 
  The  fellow  .  .  .  has  not  the  knack  with  his  shears. 
  --B.  Jonson 
  The  dean  was  famous  in  his  time,  And  had  a  kind  of 
  knack  at  rhyme.  --Swift. 
  3.  Something  performed,  or  to  be  done  requiring  aptness  and 
  dexterity;  a  trick;  a  device.  ``The  knacks  of  japers.'' 
  For  how  should  equal  colors  do  the  knack  !  --Pope. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  special  way  of  doing  something  "he  had  a  bent  for  it"; 
  "he  had  a  special  knack  for  getting  into  trouble";  "he 
  couldn't  get  the  hang  of  it"  [syn:  {bent},  {hang}] 

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