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What I hear at night is the creaking of stairs, when I know that nobody ought to be stirring.

Presently he was lifted and carried by strong arms up a creaking stairs.

A few seconds more and he heard the creaking of rusty hinges.

She listened intently, but she heard nothing but the creaking of his chair.

Lying in bed, we heard the creaking of the beams and rafters.

Charles fed him as best he could, moving on rusty, creaking limbs.

Light as my footsteps were, the landing was creaking under me.

Inch by inch, creaking and swaying, the room glided downward.

There was the creaking of a bar, and the door was opened cautiously.

I shouted again, but my voice must have been drowned in the creaking of blocks and yards.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "utter a harsh cry," of imitative origin. Used of the sound made by a rusty gate hinge, etc., from 1580s. Related: Creaked; creaking. As a noun, from c.1600.

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