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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knop, v.2 [Var. of Knap v.: cf. north. ME. (c 1460) ande.m.E. knop to knock, rap, snap, crack.] a. intr. To strike noisily, rap. b. tr. To utter (speeches)? noisily or ? rapidly, ? to chatter or rattle off. — 1590 Burel Pilgr. 323.
The dewing Of ranie Orion, That dropit and knopit Baith apon tre and stone
1681 Colvil Whig's Suppl. i. 82.
Good lawyers may prove bad divines, Like Highland lady's knoping speeches. When they are scolding for the breeches

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