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The beating of the rotators died, replaced by creaking and scraping of metal.
The building is old, and the creaking floorboards badly need replacing.
The wind blew the entire night, creaking and groaning about the old building in a mournful dirge.
The ship was creaking and gasping for breath and the starboard yardarm seemed closer to the sea 's surface than before.
The creaking world economy was started up again by a coalition of industrial capitalists and government, with the trade unions as junior partner.