It had never seen a knocker in its native home, and when grown up it was taken by its master to Paris.
As Scrooge looked fixedly at this phenomenon, it was a knocker again.
The Patriarch rose from his chair, walked to the door, opened it, moved the knocker up and down—and pointed to the ceiling.
As he stood there, waiting his arrival, the knocker caught his eye.
He had hardly finished one long resounding knock, when he turned to the knocker again and began another.
The house inhabited by the clerk had neither bell, knocker, nor porter.
I lifted the knocker with a faint heart, and could scarce breathe when I had to knock three times or ever the door was opened.
It was the heart of Maria Remedios knocking at the door through the knocker.
The clock on the Old Brick Meetinghouse was striking ten when he rattled the knocker.
I wanted a knocker for an oaken door; and I wanted it just so.
A consistently negative critic; detractor: that pack of knockers that have been howling (1898+)
A very important person; big shot, macher: Knocker means a big shot, either real or imagined, and you pronounce that first ''k''
[1960s+; fr Yiddish, literally ''one who cracks or snaps a whip'']