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Definition of Knotty

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full of knots, full of loops and tangles that are hard to unravel; hard to solve, puzzling
Knotty Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(superl.)
Hard; rugged; as, a knotty head.
  
(superl.)
Full of knots; knotted; having many knots; as, knotty timber; a knotty rope.
  
(superl.)
Difficult; intricate; perplexed.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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knotty
koellia n : american mountain mint [syn: pycnanthemum, genus pycnanthemum , koellia, genus koellia]




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 knotty pine 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
adj., snaidhmeach
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Clymog = a. knotty; entangled
Cymmalog = a. jointed; knotty
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"
(synonym) baffling, problematic, problematical
(similar) difficult, hard
2. used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"
(synonym) gnarled, gnarly, knotted, knobbed
(similar) crooked
3. highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "intricate needlework"; "an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months"
(synonym) Byzantine, convoluted, intricate, involved, labyrinthine, tangled, tortuous
(similar) complex
Knotty Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The game of knotty is a Scottish team sport. It is a variation of the game of shinty as played in the fishing communities of Lybster, Caithness. It used to be played widely in the town, as was shinty in the rest of Caithness, but it ceased to be played around the end of the 19th Century, until 1993 when it was revived by local enthusiasts.

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