Door knocker


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Door knocker

A knob, bar, or ring of metal, attached to the outside of an exterior door to enable a person to announce his or her presence, usually held by a hinge so that it can be lifted to strike a metal plate.

door knocker

door knocker, England (15th cent.)
A hinged knob, bar, or ring of metal, attached to the outside of an exterior door, to enable a person to announce his presence.
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He said: "I've always been fascinated by Durham Cathedral and its door knockers.
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10 with Warburton, although the pair initially struggled to gain entry as they pushed and pulled at the door before using the door knocker.
Architecture expert Barry Lawson, from Gosforth, has recreated the lions head door knocker which was attached to Durham Cathedral.
The thought just struck me that the nose of a house is the door knocker and the mouth the letterbox, and I thought we could have a bit of fun with that.
Half an hour later I heard the front door knocker bang loudly and answered the door to see the lady I'd just described standing there.
To hang, tie a ribbon around one section and tie to a nail on the door or use string to attach it to your door knocker.
Gatland approached Number 10 with Warburton, although the pair initially struggled to gain entry as they pushed and pulled at the door before using the door knocker.
The door's focal point and door knocker - a sculpture of a hooded bronze monk with hands cupped in prayer - remembers the grounds' influential Blackfriars monastery before it was dissolved by Henry VIII.