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- n. A knocker mounted on a door.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door, which may be swung by hand against the door to make a loud knocking sound.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as knocker.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door
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Emile Wamsteker for The Wall Street Journal A PENewark canvasser leaves a "doorknocker" on the doorknob of a residence in the East Ward.
It's modern day London, and the Greek gods are shacked up in a rundown house, complete with a laurel wreath doorknocker.
Col. Rooney removed Wilson's Jacuzzi, but kept his riding stirrup doorknocker.
The doorknocker for Jasperwood is a commanding annunciator; even a Girl Scout sounds like the Gestapo.
But now he wore a beard on his chin and lip of the kind called a "doorknocker."
The ghostly doorknocker, the clanging chains, the terrible figures of ignorance and want – this is the stuff of nightmares.
I had been a financial contributor, an occasional advice giver, an endorser in the primary fight, a steady blogger about the race, and a frequent doorknocker for the campaign, so I felt like I had contributed in a variety of ways.
I received no visit or call from Hillary but both from Obama including an Obama doorknocker hanging on my door on Tuesday morning.
There was a massive brass doorknocker in the center of the wreath; Macy knocked with it three times.
It suited him so well that I added a gold tooth with a diamond chip and a bling ring and Goldy got some huge gold doorknocker earrings.
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