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Well if G. is under a windy knob, perhaps he has joined these folk in 4Q:

"The houses are all gone under the sea.

The dancers are all gone under the hill."

P.


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From: Marcia Karp
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Subject: Re: 'Gerontion' --knob


knob, n [OED]

 2. A prominent isolated rounded mound or hill; a knoll; a hill in general;
esp. in U.S.
1650 T. B. Worcester's Apoph. 30 The ground..is said to rise up, in a round
Knob; whereupon St. David pitched his Crosse. 1791 W. BARTRAM Carolina 338
The surface of the land..is..uneven, occasioned by natural mounds or rocky
knobs. 1812 BRACKENRIDGE Views Louisiana (1814) 108 Those dividing ridges of
streams, which in Kentucky, are called knobs. 1863 E. HITCHCOCK Remin.
Amherst Coll. 241 Hilliard's Knob, the highest point of the Holyoke range.
1872 JENKINSON Guide Eng. Lakes (1879) 81 The rocky knob called Whitemoss
Howe. 1895 Century Mag. Aug. 621/2 One of the many knobs from which Daniel
Boone is said to have looked first over the Blue Grass land.

Especially but not exclusively.



Rickard A. Parker wrote:


Anyone know of another usage outside of the Appalachians?