close-knit

[klohs-nit]
adjective
tightly united, connected, or organized.

Origin:
1925–30

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close-knit (ˌkləʊsˈnɪt)
 
adj
closely united, esp by social ties

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However, they do not form the large closeknit groups seen in other baleen species.
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