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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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KNIP, n.2 [knɪp]

1. A group or bunch, as of things strung together by one end (Cai. 1907 County of Cai. (Horne) 77, Cai. 1960). Also dims. knippach, -ek, a small-sized bunch or bundle (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)), “two or three fish tied together” (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., Sh. 1960).Cai.7 1943:
He cam hom' fae 'e rocks wi' a knip o' sellags.

2. The cluster of stars called the Pleiades or Seven Sisters (Cai.7 1900–60).

[Norw. knippe, a bundle.]

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