It had never seen a knocker in its native home, and when grown up it was taken by its master to Paris.
When he tried the knocker, a bobby came along and stopped him.
The Patriarch rose from his chair, walked to the door, opened it, moved the knocker up and down—and pointed to the ceiling.
What souvenir of a great man can compete with the knocker of his door?
He had hardly finished one long resounding knock, when he turned to the knocker again and began another.
A knocker of slender grace is the best feature of the hardware.
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.
A clock in the hall was striking nine as Cleave lifted the knocker.
The clock on the Old Brick Meetinghouse was striking ten when he rattled the knocker.
Again the knocker was raised and lowered, a little louder than before.
A consistently negative critic; detractor: that pack of knockers that have been howling (1898+)
The totality; everything: the whole kit and caboodle, go hang/the whole kit and boodle of 'em
[1861+; fr 1700s British kit, ''outfit of equipment,'' plus early 1800s boodle, ''lot, collection,'' perhaps fr Dutch boedel, ''property, effects'']