Knob or nob can also mean a rich person,
or that knob on top of one's body between the shoulders
known as a head. That particular usage goes WAAAAAyyyy back.
----- Original Message -----
From: "George Carless" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 7:08 AM
Subject: Re: 'Gerontion' -- the dramatic arc
> Diana Manister ([log in to unmask]) wrote the following on Wed, Mar 03,
2010 at 07:38:50PM -0500:
> > Dear George,
> > He would have to be three feet tall to be under a doorknob. A windy
> > hill seems more likely. A house could be under a hill.
> Well, of course (as I think I said) he would need to be sitting down; the
image that comes to my mind is of
> G sitting with his back to the door. But, yes, now I re-read it it's
clearer that it's the HOUSE that is
> "under a windy knob."