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Another knock at the door announced a large-headed young man in a black wig, who brought with him a scorbutic youth in a long stock.
Why don't you go down and knock 'em every one downstairs?
So the only thing for you to do is to knock on the ceiling.
The knock was answered by Sadie, with a taper in her hand, and the vizir, who was surprised at her beauty, bowed low before her, and said respectfully, "Madam, we are three merchants who have lately arrived from Moussoul, and, owing to a misadventure which befel us this very night, only reached our inn to find that the doors were closed to us till to-morrow morning.
IRELAND assistant Roy Keane said he would be worried if James McCarthy was turning up for international duty without any minor knocks.
The user taps or knocks anywhere from two to eight times in the quadrants in a specific sequence.
In cases where officers have ordered occupants to open the door, however, courts have found that "if an officer knocks and announces himself by saying 'Police.
The sounds, recorded by digital devices left in the woods for weeks at a time, reveal what the Cornell scientists say could be the sharp calls, sounding like 'kent,' of an ivory-billed woodpecker and the species' distinctive double knocks on trees.
North Carolina will face its toughest tournament game in the regional final when it knocks off defending champion Connecticut.
There could be unanticipated off-target effects, in which an siRNA knocks down unintended genes, potentially provoking a toxic release of interferon.
A single knock makes the tick, and repeated, high-speed knocks make the ting.
Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman to regain the heavyweight championship in 1974.