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n. (context archaic informal Edwardian English) An idle upper-class man-about-town[ Edwardian Slang Terms]


KNUT, (101.1 FM) operated as Fun 101 FM is a radio station broadcasting as a Filipino format, and it is now located in Tamuning, Guam area. The station is currently owned by Choice Broadcasting Company.

Knut (band)

Knut (Russian word for whip, pronounced cnoot) are a mathcore/ sludge metal band from Geneva, Switzerland that formed in 1994. They started by playing in the local underground squat scene, publishing a couple of seven-inch releases as well as their first CD in 1997, titled Leftovers. This early material was put out on Snuff Records, which was run by Roderic and Didier. In 1998, Knut released their first full-length, Bastardiser, which showcased a sharper and more focused aggression, combining heavily distorted guitars, odd-time signatures, use of discordance and repetition, and harsh vocals.

The band started touring Europe and shared the stage with bands like Zeni Geva, The Young Gods, Blockheads, Voivod and Neurosis. The year 1999 would prove crucial for Knut, with tours alongside Converge and Botch, both of whom had released records on the Hydra Head imprint. They brought Knut to the attention of label owners Aaron Turner and Mark Thompson, who quickly decided to reissue Bastardiser in the United States and invited them to tour. In August 2001, Knut completed an extensive trek on US soil opening for Isis, playing alongside Thrones, Converge, Keelhaul, Pelican, Premonitions of War, Anodyne, The Cancer Conspiracy, ending at New York's infamous CBGB club.

In 2002, Challenger was released. Recorded at Serge Morattel's Rec Studio in Geneva, the album exceeded all expectations by pushing the envelope of heaviness, dynamics, atmosphere and chaos simultaneously (it ended in Terrorizer Magazine's end of year list next to Isis, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Queens of the Stone Age and Meshuggah). Knut kept touring as much as they could, but never as a full-time activity. In 2004, the band took a break while planning their next moves, writing the follow-up to Challenger and working on an experimental remix album ( Alter, with contributions from Justin Broadrick, Mick Harris, Dalek, Francisco López, Asmus Tietchens). Terraformer was recorded in late 2004 in Geneva, engineered by their friend Jerome Pellegrini (former Nostromo guitarist, now in Mumakil). Originally meant to be a demo of the album, the session proved satisfactory enough for a proper release.

In May 2005, Roderic joined Jesu for a European tour, filling in on drums for Ted Parsons. Before the release of Terraformer, Phil Hess quit the band. Jeremy Tavernier took over guitar duties (as, in fact, he had done on most of Terraformer) while Jerome Doudet joined on bass, quickly followed by Tim Robert-Charrue on second guitar. After several European tours in 2006, including the UK with Taint and an appearance at Hellfest alongside Opeth, Nile, Ringworm, Capricorns and Celtic Frost, Jeremy decided to leave and concentrate on his grindcore band Mumakil. Christian Valleise took his spot and Knut quickly hit the road, including Eastern Europe with fellow Swiss noiseniks Monno. In 2008-2009 the band played a number of shows, refining their new formula and taking time to write what would become their fifth studio album.

In 2010, they released their first new studio album in more than five years. It took time, but it was worth it. Once again, Knut reinvented themselves and delivered an uncompromising aural attack, combined with twisted melodies and psychedelic ambiance. Festivals and tours followed, including Europe with Keelhaul, and Russia for the first time. But in January 2012, Knut announced that they were on "indefinite hiatus".

Knut (disambiguation)

Knut is a Scandinavian given name.

Knut, Knute, or Canute may also refer to:

  • Knut (band), a technical sludge metal band
  • Knut (polar bear) (2006-2011)
  • Knute Township, Minnesota
  • Canute, Oklahoma, United States
  • Knut, a fictional unit of Money in Harry Potter
  • A slang spelling of Nut for an upper class young man about town (Edwardian English)
  • An incorrect spelling for Nut (hardware), a metal object used for fastening
Knut (polar bear)

Knut (; 5 December 2006 – 19 March 2011) was an orphaned polar bear born in captivity at the Berlin Zoological Garden. Rejected by his mother at birth, he was raised by zookeepers. He was the first polar bear cub to survive past infancy at the Berlin Zoo in more than 30 years. At one time the subject of international controversy, he became a tourist attraction and commercial success. After the German tabloid newspaper Bild ran a quote from an animal rights activist that decried keeping the cub in captivity, fans worldwide rallied in support of his being hand-raised by humans. Children protested outside the zoo, and e-mails and letters expressing sympathy for the cub's life were sent from around the world.

Knut became the center of a mass media phenomenon dubbed "Knutmania" that spanned the globe and spawned toys, media specials, DVDs, and books. Because of this, the cub was largely responsible for a significant increase in revenue, estimated at about five million euros, at the Berlin Zoo in 2007. Attendance figures for the year increased by an estimated 30 percent, making it the most profitable year in its 163-year history.

On 19 March 2011, Knut unexpectedly died at the age of four. His death was caused by drowning after he collapsed into his enclosure's pool while suffering from Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.

Usage examples of "knut".

Sir Knut Gesling, I have long known all that Erik of Hegge has told of you.

You must still the shudder that spreads around When Knut Gesling is to a bride-ale bound.

Or better--down by the riverside, I hear Knut Gesling, with maidens and men.

Knut Gesling is a suitor for Signe, too, but him I am resolved to slay.

Knut Gesling, with bow and spear, Swung on the croup of his battle-horse, And made his wife by force.

King Ethelred, who came of the long line of native English kings, had been plagued by Viking raids, and they came to a climax in force when Knut the young son of the King of Denmark invaded England.

At the age of about thirty-eight, he was the only male survivor of all the seventeen children of Ethelred and Knut.

His great-aunt Emma had been the wife of Ethelred and Knut and mother of Edward, and that was his only remote relationship with the royal house of England.

I went, Hobson's choice, up the gangway of the strange vessel to learn, if possible, what had become of the Konge Knut.

In the special periscopic device, Knut Aage was watching the slender needle of Kama’s submarine shooting toward them.