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  • First of all, I'm an atheist and right there I get nailed to most barndoors, even the liberal barndoors.

    Liberal? A City in Kansas? The Daily Growler 2006

  • Oftentimes they left their wretched victims from whom they had plundered their all, hung up by their arms, and sometimes by their thumbs, on barndoors, enduring the agony of wounds that had been inflicted to wrest from them their property.

    Quaker Hill A Sociological Study 1902

  • The day hardened in colour, the light coming in at the barndoors upwards from the snow instead of downwards from the sky.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles Thomas Hardy 1884

  • The dust was flying in clouds from the open barndoors when the "poor

    The King's Daughter and Other Stories for Girls Various


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  • (n, pl.) In filming, blinders on the sides of set lights used to keep light from leaking into unintended areas. They are also used to clip on a lighting gel.

    January 17, 2009