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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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How does this explain the creaks you might hear your home?
Today, Sara and I celebrate eight years of marriage and I will make the breakfast tea and creak my way back up the stairs, just as I have done from day one.
"It's been specifically devised for Welsh circumstances and it of course creaks a bit at the beginning-anything that parties at both ends have got to get used to is going to creak.
The moments and gestures and poems and chants of a meal: the hands cupped around bowls, the skein of stories, the passing of the pepper, the cutting of food into pieces for children, the telephone books on chairs so that they are lifted up into the sea of stories, the chapels of hands clasped in prayer, the passing of plates one to another, the wisps of rising circling swirling steam, the creaks and whispers of chairs, the clatter-rattle of plates stacked for the sink, the humming of the dishwasher be it machine or mother, father or daughter, clan or neighbor, priest or poet.
Well, the issue containing that promise was very late, a result of the creaks and groans of changing a going enterprise.
As the house fairly creaks with entropy more aliens kiddies arrive.
Though the language of the stem cell research debate creaks with the cliches of scientific self-justification, its most important facet is the aura of imperative it contains.
Emergency services were called to the scene as it started to make loud creaks.
But the subtle strains and creaks of a house catching fire certainly do not.
I stapled 3mm plywood to the floor before laying carpet but it creaks when walked on.
A floorboard creaks when some of its fixing nails have worked themselves loose, so that it is no longer firmly attached to the joists.
A FLOORBOARD creaks when some of its fixing nails have worked themselves loose so that it's no longer firmly attached to the joists.
("CREAKS," as Edna and Flo open "stove" and "refrigerator" doors.)
If so, there will be no tongue and groove and two boards have been butted together resulting in creaks. To fix this, fit a 2x2 inch wooden piece of timber at the joint where the two parts of the flooring meet and screw to the timber support.
It is easier to fix the creaks from below the staircase but if the back of the stairs has been plastered over, you will have to work from above.