Definitions

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  • noun Alternative spelling of knocking shop.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    Why it's continental glamour or bust for Sunderland and Newcastle | Louise Taylor

  • 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 Sky Writer

  • 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.

    Isabelle

  • 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.

    Isabelle

  • 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.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • 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.

    Flashman And The Redskins

  • 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.

    Flashman And The Redskins

  • 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.

    Flashman and The Redskins

  • I'd suggested turning his private knocking-shop into a store room for reproduction 'antiques'.

    The Vatican Rip

  • Take Me Out - in all its shameful, neon, shouty, glorified knocking-shop splendour - has became a pivotal part of Saturday night TV.

    The Guardian World News

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  • house of ill repute

    May 8, 2009

  • A village nearby where I grew up went by the name of Knockin - its shop was monikered as you might expect.

    May 8, 2009