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It is the paradox of life that the way to miss pleasure is to seek it first. The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.Hugo Black
See also Knacker
- One who makes knickknacks, toys, etc.
- One of two or more pieces of bone or wood held loosely between the fingers, and struck together by moving the hand; -- called also clapper.
- a harness maker.
- One who slaughters and (especially) renders worn-out livestock (especially horses) and sells their flesh, bones and hides.
- 1933: After a few years even the whip loses its virtue, and the pony goes to the knacker. -- George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, Ch. XXII, pg. 117-118 (Harvest / Harcourt paperback edition).
- One who dismantles old ships, houses etc. and sells their components.
- (Ireland, UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A member of the Travelling Community; gypsies.
- (Ireland, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A 'chav', 'skanger' or 'scobe'.
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Third person singular
- To tire out, become exhausted
- Carrying that giant statue up those stairs knackered me out
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