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  • As the transformed tickbird soared upward, buoyed by the release, the panicked rhino described an elegant trajectory out and down, plunging horn-first in a great arc straight toward the high, double-doored gateway.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • He hurries down the street to the double-doored entrance, when he hears someone call his name.

    Ghost Week Day 6

  • At this side of the main building were the outhouses, which included an enormous double-doored garage big enough for at least three cars.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • But this good night lasted for so short a time: she went down again so soon that the moment in which I heard her climb the stairs, and then caught the sound of her garden dress of blue muslin, from which hung little tassels of plaited straw, rustling along the double-doored corridor, was for me a moment of the keenest sorrow.

    Swann's Way

  • He had made some improvements to the place, though—if your idea of improvement includes the installation of case-hardened steel grilles on the windows and a double-doored airlock-type front entrance complete with a security camera.

    Fear Itself

  • The cells, both those for the honey and those also for the grubs, are double-doored; for two cells are ranged about a single base, one pointing one way and one the other, after the manner of a double (or hour-glass-shaped) goblet.

    The History of Animals

  • Swiftly he walked from the hall, and down the long stairs to the lower chambers and the double-doored exit.

    Ironhand's Daughter

  • F'lar and F'nor followed at a slower pace through the double-doored entry with its great metal panels, into the Great Hall, carved into the cliffside.

    DragonFlight

  • Barbed-wire fences, low, olive-drab gate buildings, guidance tower, the magnesium dome of a powerhouse reactor, repair and maintenance shops, personnel-housing area carefully shielded against radiation by a huge stellene bubble, sealed and air-conditioned, with double-doored entrances and exits.

    The Planet Strappers

  • Besides the beds the only furniture in the room was a large, roughly made, double-doored wardrobe that stood in one corner.

    Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals As Seen From the Ranks During a Campaign in the Army of the Potomac

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