knit, knit up (v.) Old form(s): vp
tie, fasten [by means of a knot]
KJ IV.i.42[Arthur to Hubert] When your head did but ache, / I knit my handkercher about your brows
MW III.ii.68[Page to Host, of Fenton as a suitor for Anne] he shall not knit a knot in his fortunes with the finger of my substance [i.e. make his fortunes secure]
TG II.vii.45[Julia to Lucetta, of her hair] I'll knit it up in silken strings / With twenty odd-conceited true-love knots
Tit II.iv.10[Demetrius to Lavinia, of a rope to hang herself] If thou hadst hands to help thee knit the cord
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