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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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The creak of the loose stair did not awaken him, and they reached the ground-floor safely.
Now he thought of Martha's arrival, of the drunkenness among the workers and his own renunciation of drink, then of their present journey and of Taras's house and the talk about the breaking-up of the family, then of his own lad, and of Mukhorty now sheltered under the drugget, and then of his master who made the sledge creak as he tossed about in it.
or did Thomas's shoes creak, and was her sense of hearing unusually keen?
We heard the stairs creak, creak, and cease, also for good.
At the Seventh Circle--but no matter for that: all the Circles are alike to the three young Misses, fair and fat,--at the Seventh Circle, nevertheless, my pupils are sticking fast; and I, to set them going again, recite, explain, and blow myself up red-hot with useless enthusiasm, when-- a creak of boots in the passage outside, and in comes the golden Papa, the mighty merchant with the naked head and the two chins.
only give it to me--and my boots shall creak like the golden Papa's, with a sense of the overpowering richness of the man who walks in them
If you're not sharp enough, I'll creak the door, and woe betide you if I have to creak it much.
What did I tell you about making me creak the door?
You who gave me your heart -- The chariot creaks to depart.
I could see enough in America to find fault with, through the creaks of the drawer, and if an American, I might have indulged a little in the same way myself, for I am not one of those who think fault-finding belongs properly to the stranger, and not to the native.
As the foreman of a spinning mill, when he has set the hands to work, goes round and notices here a spindle that has stopped or there one that creaks or makes more noise than it should, and hastens to check the machine or set it in proper motion, so Anna Pavlovna moved about her drawing room, approaching now a silent, now a too-noisy group, and by a word or slight rearrangement kept the conversational machine in steady, proper, and regular motion.
And it means the menacing noise - called the cauliflower creak - is expected to be the loudest for decades.
2 shook windows and caused walls to creak when it struck in the middle of the night in Kent.
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I just slid under the car for a minute and that's when I heard the creak.