Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as doorway.
“It is a very fine old place, of red brick, softened by a pale powdery lichen, which has dispersed itself with happy irregularity, so as to bring the red brick into terms of friendly companionship with the limestone ornaments surrounding the three gables, the windows, and the door-place.”
“Totty, looking as serenely unconscious of remark as a fat white puppy, was set down at the door-place, and the mother enforced her reproof with a shower of kisses.”
“If, with a crushed heart and eyes half blinded by the mist of tears, she were to walk with a too-devious step through a door-place, she might crush her buckram sleeves too, and the deep consciousness of this possibility produces a composition of forces by which she takes a line that just clears the door-post.”
“Feeding time and milking time were done; in his jutting room over the door-place John was washing and dressing for Sunday evening.”
“Through the opening she could see the farmhouse, three ball-topped gables, the middle one advancing, the front built out there in a huge door-place that carried a cross windowed room under its roof.”
“I see his angry eyes -- I see his helm flash in the door-place!”
“Looking up I saw that a man was crouching in the door-place of the boat-house in order to enter, and paused guiltily.”
“He looks, through the open door-place, toward the lake”
“If, with a crushed heart and eyes half-blinded by the mist of tears, she were to walk with a too devious step through a door-place, she might crush her buckram sleeves, too, and the deep consciousness of this possibility produces a composition of forces by which she takes a line that just clears the door-post.”
“There was one of these windows on each side the door-place, which was kept partially closed through the day by a low gate about a yard high.”
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