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Knack


KNACK, noun nak. A little machine; a petty contrivance; a toy.

A knack a toy, a trick, a baby's cap.

1. A readiness; habitual facility of performance; dexterity; adroitness.

My author has a great knack at remarks.

The Dean was famous in his time,

And had a kind of knack at rhyme.

2. A nice trick.

For how should equal colors do the knack?

Cameleons who can paint in white and black?

KNACK, verb intransitive nak. To crack; to make a sharp abrupt noise. [Little Used.]