knocker


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Synonyms for knocker

(Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way

a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance)

either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman

a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door

References in classic literature ?
She put up her hand softly and touched first the shining brass knocker and then the red bricks, glowing in the October sun.
As Scrooge looked fixedly at this phenomenon, it was a knocker again.
But she caught even as she spoke a rat-tat-tat of the knocker, which struck her as a sign.
He hammered loudly at the knocker and pulled at the bell, but without any success.
Not only had this black-hearted knocker on floors a pleasant voice, but, in addition, a pleasing exterior.
When one knows how to look, one finds the spirit of a century, and the physiognomy of a king, even in the knocker on a door.
This was D'Artagnan, who had come alone to the gate, and finding nobody to hold his stirrup, had tied his horse to the knocker and announced himself.
They were very ashamed, but Tootles gave the sole of his shoe, and it made an excellent knocker.
Silverstein is a dub, and a softy, and a knocker," he said good-humoredly.
So urgent a message had not been issued within the memory of old lay-brother Athanasius, who had cleaned the Abbey knocker since the year after the Battle of Bannockburn.
Then with common accord turned their eyes back to the street door, closed, massive, dark; the great, clear-brass knocker shining in a quiet slant of sunshine cut by a diagonal line of heavy shade filling the further end of the street.
The fourth time, before he had time to lose his courage, he grasped the knocker and made a faint sound with it.
She had the street laid knee-deep with straw; and the knocker put by with Mr.
This is a good house; look at the knocker and the electric bell.
Considerably refreshed by this ablution, both in mind and body, and almost sobered for the time, he dried himself as he best could; then crossed the road, and plied the knocker of the Middle Temple gate.