Go Back   Tapcis Web Forums > Open Forums > The Parlor

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old June 25th, 2021, 09:20 AM
'Mike Shefler' via Dixonary
Posts: n/a
Default [Dixonary] Round 3177 vote for postrman's knock

A shorter list than usual, but no less creative. Here are 11 definitions of
POSTMAN'S KNOCK, one of which came from a respectable dictionary. Vote for
two favorites no later than 10 EM EDT, Sunday, June 27.

1. [Cockney rhym. slang] a mouse. (After the nursery rhyme "Hickory
Dickory Dock.")

2. a deadline.

3. a method of sliding on ice; the slider moving on one foot, and
tapping the ice with the other.

4. colloquial reference to the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 which made
it illegal to erect a washing line across a yard that obstructed
delivery of mail within the city.

5. _Genu valgum_, commonly called "knock-knee," a condition in which the
knees angle in and touch each other when the legs are straightened
and often seen in those who are on their feet for extended periods of
time (e.g., a postman).

6. a psychological illness defined by extreme anxiety about the future.

7. to make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam
in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper
plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.

8. [Sl.] gonorrhea.

9. a lightship marking the northern end of the treacherous Goodwin Sands
off the coast of Kent, United Kingdom.

10. [rare] two short, sharp raps given with the proximal interphalangeal
knuckles of the third and fourth digits; [slang] a modern battering
ram or similar device used in door breaching.

11. [Brit.] the action or practice of car stealing, esp. for the purpose
of joy-riding [rhyming slang for TWOC, taking without owner's

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Dixonary" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to dixonary+unsubscribe (AT) googlegroups (DOT) com.
To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/di...oglegroups.com.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.