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pine knot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pine knot a joint of pine wood used for fuel
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Usage

In literature:

Had plenty wood fer fire and pine knots fer lights when de fire git low or stop blazing.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
That sagacious animal discovered that there was a knot in the side of his pine-wood box.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
Here he caught up a pine-knot, struck a light and kindled it, and, with this torch held high above his head, advanced once more into the cavern.
"The Golden Dream" by R.M. Ballantyne
See you the round knot on the stem of yonder pine?
"The Norsemen in the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
Jim Montfort put out a hand like a pine knot, and gave Rita's fingers a huge shake.
"Rita" by Laura E. Richards
Others built up little chimneys of pine every few feet, lined with pine knots and loose cotton, to burn more quickly.
"A Confederate Girl's Diary" by Sarah Margan Dawson
The schooling of boys was often among these scenes, where at home the evenings were spent in studying by the light of a pitch-pine knot.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 5, Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 5, May, 1886" by Various
Norman sat near the bow, in order to attend to his torch of pine-knots.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Lincoln, who had studied by pine-knots, made poetry on old shovels, and read law on lonely roads.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
There were nights when he shivered over a pine-knot fire in the shelter of a cutbank with the temperature fifteen degrees below zero.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
There were fires of pine knots in front of the building, lighting up the interior with a red glare.
"Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates" by Howard I. Pyle
They had a fire burning; and a row of short Pine Knot corn ears stood roasting in front of it.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
After supper I lit a big pine knot and placed it in the side of the fireplace, so that the smoke from it would go up the chimney.
"Ben Comee" by M. J. (Michael Joseph) Canavan
The kitchen was all aglow with the most splendid fire of pine knots it was ever my lot to see.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
Isn't that a pine-knot at the bottom of the basket?
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867" by Various
The pine-knots flamed and glistened under the great wash-kettle.
"The Wit of Women" by Kate Sanborn
There was a spicy fragrance of pine knots and hemlock.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
The knots are to be tied (devil permitting) very quietly, at home, in the water-logged drawing-room at Kidd's Pines.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
The Indians collected an enormous pile of pine knots and the resinous boughs of the fir-tree.
"King Philip" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Ranston had lighted a pine-knot in the fireplace, and the walls were shuddering with crimson shadows.
"The Valiants of Virginia" by Hallie Erminie Rives
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In poetry:

A simple thing of knotted pine
And corrugated tin;
But still, to those who read, a sign,
A fortress on the farthest line
Against the march of sin.
"The Church upon the Hill" by John O Brien
Though high and grand cathedrals shine,
To my mind grander still
Is that wee church of knotted pine,
That rampart on the outer line
That stood upon the hill.
"The Church upon the Hill" by John O Brien
Cool and dark fell the autumn night,
But the Bashaba's wigwam glowed with light,
For down from its roof, by green withes hung,
Flaring and smoking the pine-knots swung.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Again I hear him, implike, whine,
Cramped in the gusty flue;
Or knotted in the resinous pine
Raise goblin cry and hue,
While through the smoke his eyeballs shine,
A sooty red and blue.
"The Wind Of Winter" by Madison Julius Cawein
For days went by. And, oft delayed,
A letter came of loving word
Scrawled by some camp-fire, sabre-stirred,
Or by a pine-knot's fitful aid,
When in the saddle, armed and spurred
And booted for some hurried raid.
"The Brothers" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

The rapper spent the last year and a day at McCreary Federal Prison in Pine Knot, Ky. Where he served time on drug charges.
Lake heroes Tyler Cockrell and Stacy Marquardt, both with the MWD, and John Bishop of Pine Knot Marina kept a Quagga-infested boat from contaminating Big Bear Lake.
Big Bear Lake, Ca May 24, 2011 8:00 am – The Shirt Shanty has been in the Village on the corner of Pine Knot and Village Drive since 1981.
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