Monday, May 12, 2008


Today's word comes from page 102 of The Adventures of Augie March, by Saul Bellow.

knar is a noun meaning a knot in wood; esp. a bark covered bulge on a tree trunk or root. It comes from Middle English, knarre which is from Low German knarre, Dutch knar, a stump, knob, knot.

My sentence: I bruised my knuckle when I hit a knar while digging a hole to plant the new bush I won in a drawing on Earth Day.

Anyone else have any experience with knars?

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