knock (n.) Old form(s): Knocke, knockes
hard blow, harsh stroke, buffet
H5 III.ii.3[Nym to Bardolph] the knocks are too hot
R3 V.iii.5[King Richard to Norfolk] we must have knocks
WT IV.iii.28[Autolycus alone] Gallows and knock are too powerful on the highway: beating and hanging are terrors to me
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