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 Knotgrass.Know Thyself. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Knout (1 syl.)
 
is a knotted bunch of thongs made of hide. It is a Tartar invention, but was introduced into Russia. (Knout, Tartar for knot.)   1
 


 Knotgrass.Know Thyself. 

 
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