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Note to stanza
 kné (n.) ‘knee’: According to Falk (1912, 47; cf. also SnE 1998, II, 336), kné is the same as knélisti, and the latter term denotes a triangular bracket or a crooked piece of wood that fastens the end of a rowing-bench to the side of the ship. The word is not found in skaldic verse. Cf. ModEngl. knee, a piece of timber having a natural angular bend (OED: knee, n. II. 7.a.).
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