soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design
a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree
remove the burls from cloth
the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"
gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her fingers into a fist"
come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"
something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets"
a difficult problem
something twisted and tight and swollen; "their muscles stood out in knots"; "the old man's fists were two great gnarls"; "his stomach was in knots"
make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she grumbles when she feels overworked"
twist into a state of deformity; "The wind has gnarled this old tree"
(astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
(physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
(botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge
any thickened enlargement
a connecting point at which several lines come together
(computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part
the source of lymph and lymphocytes
coils of worsted yarn
V-shaped flight formation of geese, ducks, and other migratory birds.
make by tying pieces together; "The fishermen tied their flies"
perform a marriage ceremony; "The minister married us on Saturday"; "We were wed the following week"; "The couple got spliced on Hawaii"
create social or emotional ties; "The grandparents want to bond with the child"
a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front; "he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie"; "he wore a vest and tie"
a cord (or string or ribbon or wire etc.) with which something is tied; "he needed a tie for the packages"
form a knot or bow in; "tie a necktie"
a horizontal beam used to prevent two other structural members from spreading apart or separating; "he nailed the rafters together with a tie beam"
join or combine; "We merged our resources"
become one; "Germany unified officially in 1990"; "the cells merge"
act in concert or unite in a common purpose or belief
bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation; "the Democratic Patry platform united several splinter groups"
be or become joined or united or linked; "The two streets connect to become a highway"; "Our paths joined"; "The travelers linked up again at the airport"
have or possess in combination; "she unites charm with a good business sense"
Gold coin during the reign of James I (first worth 20 shillings and later 22)