Tying The knot: Burberry designer Christopher Bailey is set to marry his boyfriend of three years, Simon Woods.
The most famous people in the world tied the knot secretly over the weekend.
Multiply that by two, and you get an idea of what happens when two guys consider tying the knot.
There is something irrevocable-feeling about couples tying the knot on the steps of the county courthouse.
On Thursday, after five seasons of beautifully clumsy courtship, Jim and Pam will finally tie the knot on The Office.
The Hajji said: 'I have untied as knot in my head-handkerchief which will be more to us than a thousand.'
"Stand to it, my hearts of gold," said the old bowman as he passed from knot to knot.
You would get hold of the end and unwind it, just as I bite off this knot.
Wherever there was a knot of midnight roisterers, they quaffed her health.
At night before going to bed take one of your garters and tie it in a knot and hang it on the bed-post above your head.
Old English cnotta "intertwining of ropes, cords, etc.," from Proto-Germanic *knuttan- (cf. Low German knütte, Old Frisian knotta "knot," Dutch knot, Old High German knoto, German Knoten, perhaps also Old Norse knutr "knot, knob"). Figurative sense of "difficult problem" was in Old English (cf. Gordian knot). Symbolic of the bond of wedlock, early 13c. As an ornament of dress, first attested c.1400. Meaning "thickened part or protuberance on tissue of a plant" is from late 14c. The nautical unit of measure (1630s) is from the practice of attaching knotted string to the log line. The ship's speed can be measured by the number of knots that play out while the sand glass is running.
The distance between the knots on the log-line should contain 1/120 of a mile, supposing the glass to run exactly half a minute. [Jorge Juan and Antonio de Ulloa, "A Voyage to South America" 1760]
"to tie in a knot," mid-15c., from knot (n.). Related: Knotted (late 12c.), knotting.
A compact intersection of interlaced material, as of cord, ribbon, or rope.
A protuberant growth or swelling in a tissue, such as a gland.