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  • n. a An intercom system which enables someone, without opening the door, to converse with the person who has rung the doorbell.


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  • To the sound of the exhausted police beating down the period-feature, iron-braced doors (wires trailed from the smashed entryphone), Maxinalon smiled a smile that was all percentages.

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  • I looked around for some sort of entryphone, but just saw a button marked Porte.

    The Woman in the Fifth

  • Unlike the ground floor entrances, this one had no entryphone, just the same seven-lever mortice lock as the other outside doors.

    Deadline for Murder

  • It was not an easy building to enter; the door had been fitted with an entryphone and opened on to a narrow alley down one side of the building which ended at a second, also security-locked, door.

    The Satanic Verses

  • Undercover officers said the majority of members were professional City people buzzed in via a video entryphone.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • This is a crucial time for the armed forces, and a good moment to ring the entryphone at his surprisingly modest London home, a short walk from a tube station where arias play over the tannoy. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • Bar 9, which opened in January last year, was members-only and customers needed to be buzzed in on a video entryphone.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Noise officers managed to contact the partygoers via the entryphone, at which point it was discovered that the property's owner, Madonna, was not present.

    ITN Headlines

  • (wires trailed from the smashed entryphone), Maxinalon smiled a smile that was all percentages.

    Comments for Ballardian

  • Mrs. Maxwell was having problems getting into the building because she couldn’t get any response from her daughter’s entryphone.

    Deadline for Murder


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