Ghosts in Cornish traditions, which dwell in tin mines and indicate large deposits of hidden ore by knocking on the walls of the shaft. Legends state that these were originally the ghosts of Jews who took part in the Crucifixion and were sent to Cornwall to work in the mines as punishment. There were, in fact, traders from the Middle East who bartered for tin in Cornwall during the time of the Biblical accounts and Jews working in the mines during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, lending some passing credence to the legends. The spirits are regarded as basically friendly, but terrified of the sign of the cross. Consequently, Cornish miners will not mark anything with a cross or an "x" for fear of offending the knockers.
Talking door knockers that appeared on two doors in the wall between the hedge Maze and the Firey forest. The left knocker held a ring in his ears and was therefore deaf, while the right knocker held a ring in his mouth and could therefore only mumble (at least until somebody took the ring out of his mouth).
pronounced nock-ers] Old-fashioned reference to a woman's Jugs
Slang for breasts.