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English Dictionary: knack by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
knack
n
  1. a special way of doing something; "he had a bent for it"; "he had a special knack for getting into trouble"; "he couldn't get the hang of it"
    Synonym(s): bent, knack, hang
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Knack \Knack\, v. i. [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knacken
      to break, Dan. knage to crack, and E. knock.]
      1. To crack; to make a sharp, abrupt noise to chink. [Obs. or
            Prov. Eng.] --Bp. Hall.
  
      2. To speak affectedly. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Knack \Knack\, n.
      1. A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
  
                     A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap. --Shak.
  
      2. A readiness in performance; aptness at doing something;
            skill; facility; dexterity.
  
                     The fellow . . . has not the knack with his shears.
                                                                              --B. Jonson.
  
                     The dean was famous in his time, And had a kind of
                     knack at rhyme.                                 --Swift.
  
      3. Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and
            dexterity; a trick; a device. [bd]The knacks of
            japers.[b8] --Chaucer.
  
                     For how should equal colors do the knack ! --Pope.
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