I only wished to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing ravelled out.
Her hair was twisted into a single knot on the crown of her head.
I wanted only to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing ravelled out.
He was then ill at Bath, and, deeming them the outcome of a single knot of malcontents, ignored them.
I took care to tie all the knots myself, to be sure of their firmness, for a single knot badly tied would have cost us our life.
Thor tried to open the wallet, in vain; he could not loosen a single knot of the huge thongs that fastened it.
A single knot is said to have stood for ten; two knots, twenty; a knot doubly intertwined, one hundred, etc.
Follow the lead of the single knot through two single bights, the ends coming out at the top of the knot.
They counted tens, single knot meant ten; double knot, hundred.
In the bosom of her robe was a bunch of orange blooms, and her rippling hair was tied in a single knot behind her shapely head.