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 Klephts (The)Knave. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Knack.
 
Skill in handiwork. The derivation of this word is a great puzzle. Minshew suggests that it is a mere variant of knock. Cotgrave thinks it a variant of snap. Others give the German knacken (to sound).   1
 


 Klephts (The)Knave. 

 
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