Mr Verloc heard the creaky plank in the floor, and was content.
Then he shaped with his mouth to use that and not the stairs, for the stairs were creaky.
Lovers now-a-days are much too middle-aged, and their joints are creaky.
Then came a nervous shuffling of boots on the creaky boards.
It was a little unsteady and creaky to walk on, but very imposing to look at.