knocker-up


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Related to knocker-up: ring knocker
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knocker-up

[ˈnɒkəˈrʌp] N (Brit) → despertador m
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He was tickled to uncover two poems called The Knocker-up, one by Francis Scarfe - and published for the first time here - and one by James Kirkup.
A tongue-twister from the time tackled the issue: "We had a knocker-up, and our knocker-up had a knocker-up/ And our knocker-up's knocker-up didn't knock our knocker up/ So our knocker-up didn't knock us up 'cos he's not up..."
YOU needed one outstanding talent to be a knocker-up - the ability to get out of bed very early in the morning.
The photograph also reminded me of another character who employed a long pole, the "knocker-up".
MORE memories of those long gone characters if Huddersfield, this time from John Wilkinson of Dalton who says he, too, remembers the knocker-up called Bumps.
KNOCKER UPPERS YOU needed one outstanding talent to be a knocker-up - the ability to get out of bed very early in the morning.
"Bumps was not only a knocker-up, every Friday he went door to door, asking who would like fish and chips from Mr Fox''s chip shop in Brook Street.
The knocker-up would wake you at the time upon your plate
Gerald also sent me his father's reminiscences as a footplateman, going right back to 1925 when he joined the LMS as an engine cleaner and "knocker-up" through to driving on the notorious Settle-Carlisle line and taking a Merchant Navy Pacific on a special from Birmingham New Street to York.
MENTION the days of a knocker-up and up popped the memories of other occupations that are now long gone.
"Why?" "You see, every morning we have a knocker-up and our knocker-up has a knocker-up to knock him up.
The recycling unit was the rag and bone man, an alarm clock was the knocker-up and debt and illegitimacy were secrets.