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  • noun Alternative form of knocker-up.


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  • Although, in justice, we ought to take a moment to admire the easy sophistry of the simple-minded, as Sarah Palin protested loudly to the media that her daughter and her knocker-upper weren't high school dropouts.

    The Democratic Daily

  • It must also have been the media that knocked up Palin's underage daughter, staged and then cancelled a shotgun wedding, then had the nerve of getting the mother of the knocker-upper arrested on charges of selling drugs. stories: News

  • Having said all that, Iā€™m not a knocker-upper (not many people in North Carolina vote Lib Dem) so I may be talking tosh, but I have thought similar thoughts (mainly around the time of the bones commission as people were complaining about EARS ā€“ it seemed possibility to build data analysis techniques into its successor).

    The post-Rennard era


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  • "Before alarm clocks there were knocker-uppers. Mary Smith earned sixpence a week shooting dried peas at sleeping workers windows. Limehouse Fields. London. . Undated. Photograph from Philip Davies' Lost London: 1870 - 1945."

    - photo caption.

    June 29, 2013