On one occasion, when he lodged in St James's Street, I recollect him rating the footman for using a double knock in accidental thoughtlessness.
At once he beckoned to me; but before I could knock at the house-door he had descended, and came out.
A few minutes more and there sounded a heavy foot in the passage; then a heavy knock at the door, and Mr. Turpin presented himself.
So the latter used their bodies in shoving oftener than weapons in fighting and struggled to overturn whoever they encountered and to knock down whoever withstood them.
So hard on his grandmother, too, to be compelled to knock under just to get him out of a disagreeble situation.
Opportunity'll ne'er ha' to knock twice upon my door.
But opportunity is no always oot seekin doors to knock upon.
Whiles she'll be sittin' hame, snug as a bug in a rug, waitin' fer callers, her ear cocked for the sound o' the knock on her door.
Whiles the knock comes she'll lep' up and open, and that man's fortune is made frae that day forth.
Knock on any door.
KNOCK, ARTHUR W. Personal evangelism; a study guide.
Arthur W. Knock (A); 17Jan62; R289216. KNOPF (ALFRED A.) INC. Andre Gide.
Beware that you do not knock your head against the smoke-blackened beams of the low ceiling, and do not put your elbow carelessly on the deal table, stained with spilled ale, left uncleaned from last night, together with little heaps of ashes, tapped out from pipes, and spots of grease from the tallow candles.
"At Genorminston, the women coming up to join a fray give a sort of war-whoop; they will jump up in the air, and as their feet, a little apart, touch the ground, they knock up the dust and sand with the fighting-pole, etc., held between their legs, very like one's early reminiscences in the picture-books of a witch riding a broom-stick.
One day a jackal met her on her way to the field with her son's breakfast and told her to put down the food which she was carrying or he would knock her down and bite her; so she put it down in a fright and the jackal ate most of it and then went away and the old woman took what was left to her son and told him nothing about what had happened.
They didn't knock.
A knock indicated that the writing had ceased.
"It's a regular knock-down-and-drag-out case, isn't it?
[A double knock is heard at the outer door.]
Social selection is a similar knock-down and drag-out struggle in which peoples, nations, empires and civilizations take part.
"There's a canoe down there, consigned to you from Dawson," he hurled at the officer who answered his knock.
His elation increased with each barren washing, until he arose, exclaiming jubilantly: "If it ain't the real thing, may God knock off my head with sour apples!" Returning to where he had started operations, he began to pan up the stream.
Nothing less than a broken leg could enable a man to knock off work; and there were two such, who had been mauled and pulped by the seas that broke aboard.
A knock at the door.
VII I was on the point of setting out for the English Prospect on Saturday evening when there was a knock on my door, and to my surprise Nicholas Markovitch came in.