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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Knock
 
He gives one knock on the iron and two on the anvil.  1
He giveth one knock on the hoop and another on the barrel; i.e., he speaks now to the purpose, now on matter wholly extraneous.  2
 
 
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