from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A light framework of scantling on the inside of a railroad-car for freight or other stowage, to keep the freight from impeding the movement of the sliding doors.
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Of the young officer of the door-guard nothing was seen, nor was he found then or later, though earnestly sought after.
Even the elderly door-guard seemed to be smiling when they finally reached the table.
The door-guard, thrust back bodily into the room, interrupted them.
Because if he starts to write a check for the full amount and I say, “Take off $250,” or “I’ll throw in door-guard trim and five steel radials for nothing,” Charley is going to think I am the greatest thing since sliced bread.
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