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knocker

[′näk·ər]
(engineering)

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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Caption: Terry Scrogglns, of San Mateo, FL, with a good fish taken on the One Knocker Spook.
An elderly gentleman has reported being intimidated by scammers, and said his friends have been conned out of money by young men known as Nottingham Knockers.
While I had been talking to Squeaker, Knocker and Air-raid had got a length of scaffolding and stuck it upright in a pile of builder's sand, announcing that it was their flag pole.
A friend of mine, punished for the heinous offence of flatulating during morning assembly, was duly dispatched for knobs and knocker duty that afternoon.
Mehr quoted an elderly man who comes to pray at the mosque daily as saying the knocker was stolen about 10 days ago.
I had to move in very close to the knocker to make those details large enough to see.
These days, they stand on the corner caressing their bankrolls -- "begging for the attentions of a knocker [plainclothes cop] or stickup artist." They hawk their product to passing cars, and serve almost anyone.
The final cast member is an incongruous, ragged Guyanese gold miner, a "por' knocker," who is invoked spectrally in his son Kwami's reveries and exists as a metaphoric inspiration for the group's fight.
The name comes from "the knocker", a mythical creature who would knock on mine walls as a warning just before cave-ins.
But when your bait runs headlong into serious captivity, it's time to send in the repoman of fishing--the lure knocker.
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A tongue-twister from the time tackled the issue: "We had a knocker-up, and our knocker-up had a knocker-up/ And our knocker-up's knocker-up didn't knock our knocker up/ So our knocker-up didn't knock us up 'cos he's not up..."