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water on the knee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water on the knee hydrarthrosis affecting the knee
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Usage

In literature:

The men on the front seat leaned back and shook the water off their knees and hummed the song.
"One Man's Initiation--1917" by John Dos Passos
Drops of water were falling on it from the knees of Digby's breeches every time he moved.
"Our Casualty And Other Stories" by James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
All the washing is done with the baby on the nurse's knee; it is not put into the water.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
Some one brought water, and held it while Fothergill, with his disengaged hand, sprinkled the white face on his knee.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
Madunnah handed over the bracket to crown our baggage, and plodded bravely on, often well up to his bare knees in mud and water.
"In the Tail of the Peacock" by Isabel Savory
Rufe went in bare-legged, and stood on the edge of the deep hole, where the water was hardly up to his knees.
"The Young Surveyor;" by J. T. Trowbridge
I made a frantic effort at the ice again; stumbled and fell on my knees in the water.
"The First Violin" by Jessie Fothergill
Little Yi showed him the room they were occupying and went for the water, while Mr. Grey sat with his child on his knee.
"The Little Girl Lost" by Eleanor Raper
From the trees collected drops of water fell on their hands and knees.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Could we stay there on our knees in the water for many hours, perhaps days?
"Liége on the Line of March" by Glenna Lindsley Bigelow
He got down on his knees, Scotty beside him, and they probed in the water of the rocky basin with their hands.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Bending on one knee before the empty fireplace, she arranged them and hung a kettle over them full of fresh water.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
The water on deck was above my knees.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
On the sharp cypress-knees standing sullenly in the claret-colored water?
"Rodman the Keeper" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
Elderkin found he was holding Lemaire round the waist, while Olsen was on his hands and knees in the lather of water streaming off the floor.
"Beggars on Horseback" by F. Tennyson Jesse
The girl fell on her knees and peered into the water.
"Red Hunters And the Animal People" by Charles A. Eastman
Merritt knelt on his knees, and hollowed his hand and drank the well water.
"The Terror" by Arthur Machen
About twelve, though the night was rather dark, I observed the old man creeping on his hands and knees towards the water-side.
"Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793" by Alexander Mackenzie
But as we trudged on, splashing now and then through water to our knees, we no longer imitated the officers.
"Behind the Scenes in Warring Germany" by Edward Lyell Fox
On the second bound I slipped off a tussock and went up to my knees in mud and water.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
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In poetry:

The trees dream all night on the tops of the hills,
The ghostly water a dark hollow fills,
Its long white shadow falling through the trees
Where the Ape squats silent, his hands on his knees.
"The Ape" by Walter James Turner
And there resting his elbows and head on his knees,
He sat gazing at the running water, which did him please;
And by the light of the stars which shone on the water blue,
He cried, I will drown myself, and bid this harsh world adieu.
"The Sprig of Moss" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Two women giggle lightheartedly on the white sands, sitting in their knee-length pants with their bare legs and manicured toes touching the warm waters of the Persian Gulf.
The non-native snails lay their eggs on dry surfaces hanging over the water, including cypress knees, cattails, and walls.
Venture into South Louisiana swamps on any night and the shadowy figures of moss-draped trees, cypress knees sticking out of the murky water, and hundreds of glowing, orange-red gator eyes will surround you.
I remember as a young boy, my mother telling me of occasions when my father would go the family doctor's office to get treated for his " water on the knee " episodes.
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