postman's knock


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postman's knock

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(Games, other than specified) a children's party game in which a kiss is exchanged for a pretend letter
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The postman's knock within the neighbourhood was beginning to bring its daily terrors, and if reading could banish the idea for even half an hour, it was something gained.
You don't know what it is to be sick for the postman's knock.
They had not been in this apartment a couple of minutes, when a female bounced into the room, and, seizing Mr Squeers by the throat, gave him two loud kisses: one close after the other, like a postman's knock.
Whilst we were speaking we were startled by a knock at the hall door, the double postman's knock of the telegraph boy.
He threw a very strange punch in the third which felt like a postman's knock on my head and cut me a little bit, which was really good for the pictures with the blood running down my face.
Parties in my early teens were never complete without a game of Postman's Knock.
Another walk, Postman's Knock, is based on the daily route near Gilsland and Brampton taken for years from the end of the Second World War by postman Tommy Wilkinson.
The postman's knock is still music to so many of us, the senior citizens, and the thrill in guessing the hand-writing.
It may not be as much fun as postman's knock, but it should joggle the old brain cells a bit.