Synonyms for knee

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She merely turned her head and rubbed his knee with her nose.

He had somehow injured his knee that he could not walk a step.

Hot tears fell on Harriet's fashion-book as it lay on her knee.

He sat forward in his chair, his hands folded around his knee, and looked at it.

She unfolded a Star clipping and proudly spread it upon my knee.

"Amanthis," repeated the child, dreamily, as she leaned against his knee.

They're Ballyards men, and a Ballyards man never bent the knee to no one!'

He flicked the ashes from his cigar, nursing his knee with the other hand.

It all poured out of him in a torrent, his hand on my knee most of the time.

He put his hand paternally upon my knee, and patted it softly.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cneo, cneow "knee," from Proto-Germanic *knewam (cf. Old Norse kne, Old Saxon kneo, Old Frisian kni, Middle Dutch cnie, Dutch knie, Old High German kniu, German Knie, Gothic kniu), from PIE root *g(e)neu- (cf. Sanskrit janu, Avestan znum, Hittite genu "knee;" Greek gony "knee," gonia "corner, angle;" Latin genu "knee"). Knee-slapper "funny joke" is from 1955.

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angle

nounshape formed by two lines meeting at a point
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