pulma englanniksi   knot, puzzle, fix, snag, conundrum, dilemma, quandary, thing, matter


: Climbers must make sure that all knots are both secure and of types that will not weaken the rope.

: The nurse was brushing knots from the protesting childs hair.

*: Flowers worthy of paradise, which, not nice art / In beds and curious knots, but nature boon / Poured forth profuse on hill, and dale, and plain.

: A knot can be defined as a non-self-intersecting broken line whose endpoints coincide: when such a knot is constrained to lie in a plane, then it is simply a polygon.

:     A knot in its original sense can be modeled as a mathematical knot (or link) as follows: if the knot is made with a single piece of rope, then abstract the shape of that rope and then extend the working end to merge it with the standing end, yielding a mathematical knot. If the knot is attached to a metal ring, then that metal ring can be modeled as a trivial knot and the pair of knots become a link. If more than one mathematical knot (or link) can be thus obtained, then the simplest one (avoiding detours) is probably the one which one would want.

: I got into a knot when I inadvertently insulted a policeman.

*: A man shall be perplexed with knots, and problems of business, and contrary affairs.

: When preparing to tell stories at a campfire, I like to set aside a pile of pine logs with lots of knots, since they burn brighter and make dramatic pops and cracks.

: Jeremy had a knot on his head where he had bumped it on the bedframe.

*: With lips serenely placid, felt the knot / Climb in her throat.

: the knot of the tale

*: his ancient knot of dangerous adversaries

*: As they sat together in small, separate knots, they discussed doctrinal and metaphysical points of belief.

*: He pushed through knots of whalemen grouped with their families and friends, and surrounded by piles of luggage.

*: with nuptial knot

*: ere we knit the knot that can never be loosed

: Cedric claimed his old yacht could make 12 knots.

: We knotted the ends of the rope to keep it from unravelling.

*: as tight as I could knot the noose

: She knotted her brow in concentration while attempting to unravel the tangled strands.

: rfquotek|Francis Bacon

: Where he went after he left the house is a puzzle.

: to be in a puzzle

*: A very shrewd disputant in those points is dexterous in puzzling others, if they be not thoroughpaced speculators in those great theories.

*: He is perpetually puzzled and perplexed amidst his own blunders.

*: The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate, / Puzzled in mazes, and perplexed with error.

*: They disentangle from the puzzled skein.

: ux|en|That plumbers fix is much better than the first ones.

: ux|en|It rained before we repaired the roof, and were we in a fix!

*: "Just one fix!"

: ux|en|We have a fix on your position.

: He fixed me with a sickly grin, and said, "I told you it wouldnt work!"

: A dab of chewing gum will [[fix]] your note to the bulletin board.

: A leech can [[fix]] itself to your skin without you feeling it.

: The Constitution [[fix]]es the date when Congress must meet.

: Shes fixed on the idea of becoming a doctor.

: That heater will start a fire if you dont fix it.

: She fixed dinner for the kids.

: A majority of voters believed the election was fixed in favor of the incumbent.

: Rover stopped digging under the fence after we had the vet fix him.

: He got caught breaking into lockers, so a couple of guys fixed him after work.

: Legumes are valued in crop rotation for their ability to fix nitrogen.

: rfquotek|Abney

*: Your kindness banishes your fear, / Resolved to fix forever here.

: rfquotek|Francis Bacon

*: The coat of arms / Now on a naked snag in triumph borne.

: rfquotek|Prior

: Be careful not to snag your stockings on that concrete bench!

: We snagged for spoonbill from the eastern shore of the Mississippi river.

: Ella snagged a bottle of water from the fridge before leaving for her jog.

: rfquotek|Halliwell

*: I fire up the barbie and start cooking snags.

*: ‘You can get the chooks and snags from the fridge if you want,’ he replied.

*: I smiled, remembering my bewilderment upon receiving exactly the same command at my very first barbecue back in Sydney a month after I?d first arrived.

*: ‘Hungry? We?ve got plenty of roo,’ one of the men said as she walked up. He pointed with his spatula, ‘and pig snags, cow snags, beef and chicken.’

*: “Why should I understand that, or anything else?” asked the girl. “Don’t bother my head by asking conundrums, I beg of you. Just let me discover myself in my own way.”

*: And while I am more concerned about the well-being of others than for myself, more hurt for them and for their losses than for my own, more worried for their futures than for the future of Martha Stewart the person, you are faced with a conundrum, a problem of monumental, to me, proportions.

*: A strong dilemma in a desperate case! / To act with infamy, or quit the place.

*: To quote the oracle of Delphi, / Love thou thy neighbor as thyself, aye, / And hate him as thyself thou hatest. / There quandary is at its greatest.

*: But we may suppose that John has set his priorities in such a way that the quandary is spurious.

*: What a difficult quandary for a bright, talented child!

*: Then I would begin contemplating the next quandary: "Does the Torah say its okay to portray a hooker, and is a heart of gold a mitigating factor?"

: ux|en|Bacon pie? Is that a thing?

: ux|en|get me a thing of apple juice at the store;  I just ate a whole thing of jelly beans

: ux|en|The car looks cheap, but the thing is, I have doubts about its safety.

*: “Oh Gertie it’s true. It’s all true. They’ve got a horrid gash instead of a thrilling thing.”

: ux|en|you poor thing;  shes a funny old thing, but her hearts in the right place;  I met a pretty blond thing at the bar

: ux|en|thats the thing: we dont know where he went;  the thing is, I dont have any money

: ux|en|Oh yeah, Im supposed to promote that vision thing.

*: Don’t forget to have Gomez postpone that shooting thing. qualifier|in reference to the execution of Fernandez

*: In accordance with Old Germanic custom men came to the thing fully armed, [...]

*: The goðar seem both to have received payment of thing-fararkaup from those who stayed home and at the same time compensated those who went to the thing, and it cannot be seen whether they had any profit from these transactions.

*: All Icelandic things were skap-thing, meaning that they were governed by established procedure and met at regular legally designated intevals at predetermined meeting places.

: ux|en|vegetable matter

: ux|en|printed matter;   He always took some reading matter with him on the plane.

: ux|en|Whats the matter?;   state matters

*: if the matter should be tried by duel

*: Son of God, Saviour of men! Thy name / Shall be the copious matter of my song.

*: Every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge.

*: The matter of whether the world needs a fourth Ice Age movie pales beside the question of why there were three before it, but Continental Drift feels less like an extension of a theatrical franchise than an episode of a middling TV cartoon, lolling around on territory that’s already been settled.

: ux|en|I stayed for a matter of months.

*: No small matter of British forces were commanded over sea the year before.

*: Away he goes,...a matter of seven miles.

*: I have thoughts to tarry a small matter.

*: He is the matter of virtue.

*: And this is the matter why interpreters upon that passage in Hosea will not consent it to be a true story, that the prophet took a harlot to wife.

: The only thing that matters to Jim is being rich.

: Sorry for pouring ketchup on your clean white shirt! - Oh, dont worry, it does not matter.

*: As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish,nb.... My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get....I do not suppose that it matters much in reality whether laws are made by dukes or cornerboys, but I like, as far as possible, to associate with gentlemen in private life.

*: Besides, if it had been out of doors I had not mattered it so much; but with my own servant, in my own house, under my own roofnb...

*: Each slight sore mattereth.

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