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Noun1.doorknocker - a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
front door, front entrance - exterior door (at the entrance) at the front of a building
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The solid brass lion doorknocker was polished to its original luster, adding a charming detail to the traditional design.
He told me that as now there were five bell-pushes on my door everybody assumed that there must be five students living in the house, so it would be best to use the doorknocker, so as not to ring the wrong bell!
As Michael Grillo read about the neighborhood ordering his new doorknocker on October 7, the Series continued.
The Blind Pig takes its name from the US codename used for bars during the Prohibition era, and a blindfolded little piggie doubles as a doorknocker at this otherwise nondescript entrance on Poland Street.
The only thing I have left is the brass doorknocker with the curly "S" on it, for Smith, which a kind neighbor salvaged and put in a homemade box frame for me to keep.
Some extraordinary pieces: pave diamond doorknocker earrings; a diamond pave multi dome ring; an 11 carat diamond bangle bracelet in white gold.
He never sleeps nor rests, but, always attached to the doorknocker of our heart, He does not cease to strike it at every hour, saying, as it is written in the Canticle (5:2), "Open to me, my sister, my love...." (The Names of Christ 92-93) (7)
EeEeEe Add some visual interest to your front door with a unique doorknocker or seasonal wreath, or replace the front door hardware.
And there are all the requisite horse brasses you'd expect in a country pub, as well as some quirkier touches - a brass birdcage with a stuffed bird, and a Robbie Burns doorknocker.
It may be that the spatial boundary is the boundary of half of a bronze statue of Venus pulling on a slipper, or of a bronze foot, or of a bronze doorknocker. Though lumps of bronze and bronze statues are both space-occupying particular things, that is, they are bounded and discrete entities made of space-occupying stuff, they have different completion conditions.
Stella Price (ex-EastEnder Michelle's latest soap guise) is brassier than a polished doorknocker and sharper than one of Gordon Ramsay's knives.
If you've tried all of the above, stick up a note directing visitors to use the doorknocker.