He had to sett) some knotty questions, foremost a conflict with Morocco, which was the consequence of the aggression of the unruly Riff tribes upon the Spanish outposts around Melilla.
He was perhaps still more of a lawyer: his delight was in knotty points of the law, and he knew the Assises better than any of his subjects.
Their obscure and knotty language only serves to give peculiar brilliancy to the not uncommon passages of noble perspicacity.
The trees, except in the Washoe Mountains, are of very slow growth and therefore knotty and ill-adapted for timber.
In the most prevalent variety of the Norway spruce the wood is white, apt to be very knotty when the tree has grown in an open place, but, as produced in the close northern forests, often of fine and even grain.
Primarily, it was Jerome Shipton's severed climbing rope that remained a knotty question that wouldn't go away.
But I'm made of knotty Aroostook hemlock; I don't budge.