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Knotty Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    knotty adj
  1. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home" [syn: baffling, problematic, problematical]
  2. used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick" [syn: gnarled, gnarly, knotted, knobbed]
  3. highly involved or intricate; "the Byzantine tax structure"; "convoluted legal language"; "convoluted reasoning"; "intricate needlework"; "an intricate labyrinth of refined phraseology"; "the plot was too involved"; "a knotty problem"; "got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"; "Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott; "tortuous legal procedures"; "tortuous negotiations lasting for months" [syn: Byzantine, convoluted, intricate, involved, labyrinthine, tangled, tortuous] [also: knottiest, knottier]
Knotty Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Knotty \Knot"ty\, a. [Compar. Knottier; superl. Knottiest.]
  1. Full of knots; knotted; having many knots; as, knotty timber; a knotty rope.
  2. Hard; rugged; as, a knotty head.[R.] --Rewe.
  3. Difficult; intricate; perplexed. A knotty point to which we now proceed --Pope.

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  • Knotty: The game of knotty is a Scottish team sport. It is a variation of the game of shinty as played in the fishing communities of Lybster , ...
  • Knotty Ash: Knotty Ash is an area of Liverpool , Merseyside , England and a Liverpool City Council Ward . Historically within Lancashire , at the ...
  • Knotty Green: Knotty Green is a hamlet in the parish of Penn in Buckinghamshire , England . It is located in the Chiltern Hills and, over the years ...
  • Knotty pebblesnail: The knotty pebblesnail, scientific name Somatogyrus constrictus, of minute freshwater snail s with an operculum , aquatic gastropod ...
  • Knotty elimia: The knotty elimia, scientific name Elimia interrupta, is a species of freshwater snail s with an operculum , aquatic gastropod mollusk s ...
  • Knotty Head: Knotty Head was at one point the deepest oil well in the Gulf of Mexico . It is drilled in 3500 | ft | 0 | abbr on of water and 30589 | ft ...
  • Knotty Ash (ward): Knotty Ash is a Liverpool City Council Ward in the Liverpool West Derby Parliamentary constituency. It was formed for the 2004 ...
  • Knotty Ash railway station: Knotty Ash railway station was a station located on the North Liverpool Extension Line to the north of the East Prescot Road , Knotty Ash ...

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