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a creaking door hangs longest

Sick people often outlive healthy people. Oh, I wouldn't worry about Uncle Stu—he's been sick for years, and a creaking door hangs longest.
See also: creak, door, hang, long

creaking door hangs longest

 and creaking gate hangs longest
Prov. Sickly people often live longer than healthy ones. Jill: I'm worried that my grandmother may not live much longer. She's been sick for so many years. Jane: Well, if it's any comfort, I've heard that a creaking door hangs longest.
See also: creak, door, hang, long
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Applied to sport in Laos, Creak argues 'that sport and related physical activities are among the most important strategies of substantialization through which abstractions such as the nation are materialized in everyday action' (p.
Tracing the history and shifting meanings of this "national game" back to the nineteenth century, Creak investigates how pre-colonial cosmologies translate into (post-) colonial systems of knowledge.
I heard the car creak ANDI saw it going - I thought my life was over
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In our everyday lives, don't we hear the branch creak, too?
I am lying on the floor in this building, listening to it creak and shiver in the dark," the voice-over murmurs.
Whatever Path I Take": When I try to get / back to her these days / Ware Catell's elms / creak in the wind, cicadas / buzz, ripe tomatoes are piled on a wire / spool under the maple tree.
More than 500 structures, some more than 125 years old, creak, bend and break in the blustery winds of the High Sierra near the California-Nevada border.
Yet, she was noticing that "things in my body were beginning to creak.
Incidental noises add to the realism of the story as well, be they the comforting creak of a screen door or the sounds of outside traffic, trains, and church bells seeping into a hotel room during an afternoon tryst.
Offering the text as a means by which to call "attention to the problematics of rubric-making, a caveat meant to make the act of categorization creak," Mackey argues that "such creaking is always present, even in the case of more customary groupings - groupings that appear unproblematic, proper, only because we agree not to hear it.
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Q I WANT to lay laminate flooring in our bedroom but our floorboards creak.