- n. alternative spelling of knocking shop.
“Even when a previous chairman was taped in a Spanish knocking-shop talking about 'slappers' and the profit margin on replica shirts they kept loyal.”
“Well, true enough, I'd found it a fair mixture of jail and knocking-shop; I stood there trying to look like a chap who says his prayers in a cold bath every day.”
“The result was that Grattan was sought out and offered the post of chief of the knocking-shop police, which he accepted, puffing his long nose and bland as you please.”
“The Vieux Carre, you must know, is the old French heart of New Orleans, and one gigantic fleshpot fine houses and walks, excellent eating-places and gardens, brilliantly lit by night, with music and gaiety and colour everywhere, and every second establishment a knocking-shop.”
“I'd suggested turning his private knocking-shop into a store room for reproduction 'antiques'.”
“Take Me Out - in all its shameful, neon, shouty, glorified knocking-shop splendour - has became a pivotal part of Saturday night TV.”
“I said for a walk, and like a fool said down by the river not knowing that one of the riverside walks is a knocking-shop, and had to endure an hour's unrelenting abuse while she reminded me I was in Rome to do the Vatican rip, not to whore about the city all night, which was a bit unfair seeing what I'd gone through.”
“At first I thought it was going to be a frost, for while most of my team-mates were pretty civil - as you'd expect, to the Hector of Afghanistan - the egregious Brown was decidedly cool, and so was Brooke, who'd been head of the school in my time and was the apple of Arnold's eye - that tells you all you need to know about him; he was clean-limbed and handsome and went to church and had no impure thoughts and was kind to animals and old ladies and was a midshipman in the Navy; what happened to him I've no idea, but I hope he absconded with the ship's funds and the admiral's wife and set up a knocking-shop in Valparaiso.”
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