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ginger knob

vulgar derogatory A person, typically a man, with naturally red hair. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
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necker's knob

dated A rounded knob mounted to the steering wheel of an automobile so that it may be steered with one hand. So called because the driver (typically male) is able to place his arm around his girlfriend or wife. My grandfather gave me his old Cadillac, which still had the necker's knob on the wheel from when he first started courting my grandmother.
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with (brass) knobs on

In a much more extreme form. I've been to both, and I can tell you that Carnival is like Mardi Gras with knobs on. Your report is like my report with brass knobs on—it's 30 pages longer!
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with knobs (or brass knobs) on

and something more. British informal
1998 Pi Magazine But all this would count for zilch if the music didn't stand the test of time. But it does, with knobs on.
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with ˈknobs on

(British English, slang) used to say that something is a more complicated version of what you mention: It isn’t art — it’s just a horror movie with knobs on!
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get one’s knob polished

tv. to copulate or otherwise have sex. (Refers to a male. Usually objectionable.) Man, if you want to get your knob polished, just let me know. I got girls! I got girls you wouldn’t believe!
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necking knob

A swivel on a car's steering wheel. The necking knob enables the driver to steer with his left hand while encircling his girlfriend's shoulder with his right arm. Even when the driver was alone, the knob was an easy way to turn the car in the days before power steering.
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Photo: Three new, smoother kinds of Jerusalemartichoke tubers are easier to scrub and slice than the old knobby kind (lower left).
From second grade through 12th, Timmy Lassiter and I walked to school on the knobby, rooted paths of the woods--and the Wolverine Warriors knew those paths better than any of the other neighborhood kids.
North of Paso Robles, the knobby hills bordering Lake San Antonio bake to a parched tan under the summer sun, becoming mere backdrops for the main attractions of the lake, boating and water-skiing.
He built motorcycles with balloon-like knobby tires that could traverse mountains and streams, and he used cutting edge Indy-style race car suspension systems in the small-scale race cars he built.
However, in 7 percent of the homes that EPRI surveyed, the hot and neutral wires took separate paths through the walls, held in place by a series of tubes and knobby insulators affixed to wall studs.
Set tubers knobby side down 2 inches deep in a rich, porous mix with plenty of organic matter.
com), the selection runs from a little wooden massager on a key chain ($4) to the knobby, s-shaped Body Back Buddy ($40), which helps reach and apply deep pressure to muscles throughout the body.
Rather, they aim to protect tiny organisms that form a dark, knobby soil called cryptogamic crust.
It eventually went from a dune-buggy race to an off-road carnival, which included motorcycles, ATVs, four-wheel drive trucks, Baja Bugs and practically anything else with a motor and knobby tires.
Spread the rose's roots over the cone, positioning the rose so the bud union - that knobby protuberance on the stem just below the canes - is about 2 inches above ground level.
It's brown and knobby, with a pointy top and roots that give it the look of a really bad hair day.
Then Sojourner, which is about the size of a microwave oven, prepared to crawl a few feet to begin a 10-hour study of a pitted, knobby rock that geologists are calling ``Barnacle Bill.
Cross-bikes are more stable than any road bike, have the ability to climb the steepest grades with gears similar to that of a mountain bike and can even be outfitted with knobby tires should riders feel the urge to venture onto dirt roads.
One spread depicts one in the shape of a red and white milk bottle, a hunk of aluminum molded like a tube with glass eyes and a spring-loaded hook and the Swim-A-Lure Duckling - a yellow, knobby affair with big black eyes.
If you expect to ride trails, don't bring your narrow-tired road bike or your combi-bike with its thin knobby tires.