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Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Short brace or bracket between a post and a tie-beam, post and rafter, or any stiffener in a similar position in a timber frame.

2 Corbel or other...

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knee

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 26 words.

The adjective from knock knees, broken knees, etc., can now be safely spelt kneed (rather than knee’d); so knock-kneed...

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knee

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 6 words.

The knee-joint and surrounding region.

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knee

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 105 words.

at your mother's (or father's) knee at an early age.

the bee's knees: see bee.

bow (or

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knee

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

January 1997; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 525 words.

The knee joint combines mobility with strength. Mobility is required so that we can move our legs freely, and strength

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knee

Michael Kent.

in Food and Fitness: A Dictionary of Diet and Exercise

P ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 524 words.

The knee joint combines mobility with strength. Mobility is required so that we can move our legs freely, and strength

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knee

Colin Blakemore and Sheila Jennett.

in The Oxford Companion to the Body

January 2001; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 762 words.

The knees and kneeling have many cultural and social associations. The joints themselves reveal mechanical and physiological features superbly appropriate

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Kneal

Patrick Hanks, Richard Coates and Peter McClure.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

November 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 21 words.

GB frequency 1881: 21 • Main GB location 1881: IoM

Manx: see Kneale.

Kneal, 1881 frequency.

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Knee

Domhnall MacAuley.

in Oxford Handbook of Sport and Exercise Medicine

November 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 6247 words.

History - Examination - Special tests - Investigation of knee injuries - Medial collateral ligament - Rehabilitation after medial collateral ligament sprain (grade 2) - Lateral collateral...

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knee

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History.

A right-angled timber or metal bar used for strengthening and for support at the points of intersection of ship's timbers in a wooden ship. They are of various kinds, such as a hanging...

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Knee

Roger Wolman.

in Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology. 4809 words.

The knee is a large, synovial, weightbearing joint. It is therefore exposed to considerable mechanical stress as a result of walking and other weightbearing activities which can lead to...

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knee v

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 6 words.

=, kni:

sp knee1

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knee flexion

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Bending of the knee about the tibiofemoral joint.

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knee flexion

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 10 words.

Bending of the knee about the tibiofemoral joint.

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knee injury

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 101 words.

Physical damage to the knee. The knee is the largest joint in the body and subjected to enormous loads during many sports activities. However, it is a relatively unstable joint making it...

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knee injury

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Physical damage to the knee. The knee is the largest joint in the body and subjected to enormous loads during many sports activities. However, it is a relatively unstable joint making it...

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knee flexor

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

A muscle that effects knee flexion. The major flexors are the hamstrings, but before flexion occurs from the fully extended position, the knee has to be ‘unlocked’. This is achieved by the...

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knee flexor

Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 36 words.

A muscle that effects knee flexion. The major flexors are the hamstrings, but before flexion occurs from the fully extended position, the knee has to be ‘unlocked’. This is achieved by the...

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knee movements

Overview page. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

Movements of the lower leg about the knee joint. These include extension, flexion, and (to a lesser extent) rotation.

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KNEE itches

Iona Opie and Moira Tatem.

in A Dictionary of Superstitions

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Beliefs and Controversial Knowledge. 67 words.

1584 SCOT Discoverie of Witchcraft XI xiii. The tingling in … the knee, &c: are singular notes also to

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knees, kneel

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 50 words.

Knees are said to be particularly affected by emotions—fear (Dan. 5: 6) or weakness (Is. 35: 3

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