from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lock used on the door of a safe. It may be a combination-lock or a time-lock, or it may be operated by a key. See safe, n.


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  • Occupied in studying the safe-lock, he manifested signs of a lively surprise.

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