Knelled
Knell Knell, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Knelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knelling}.] [OE. knellen, knillen, As. cnyllan. See {Knell}, n.] To sound as a knell; especially, to toll at a death or funeral; hence, to sound as a warning or evil omen. [1913 Webster]

Not worth a blessing nor a bell to knell for thee. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

Yet all that poets sing, and grief hath known, Of hopes laid waste, knells in that word, ``alone''. --Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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