Usage examples for knotty

  1. It would be a very happy conclusion of a very knotty affair, said the widow Bevis; and I see not why we may not make this very night a merry one. – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  2. Rough weapons they were, cut from boughs of scrub- oak, knotty and tough as horn. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson