well-knit

well-knit
well′-knit′ or well′-knit′ted
adj.
having all parts or elements joined closely, carefully, or firmly:
a well-knit plot; a muscular, well-knit body[/ex]
Etymology: 1400–50

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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