from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The feeding- or charging-door of any form of furnace.
  • n. A fire-proof door in a wall or partition, designed to retard or prevent the spread of fire into or through a building.


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  • I've seen a steel fire-door blown halfway across a room by pressure differential.

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  • Locked down, the front glass doors of the small sandwich shop closed Martin would then prop open the back fire-door of the Hog n 'Bluster and make of it a life open to the rear alley.

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  • She recognized Gabriel's voice and risked a glance through the window set into the metal fire-door.

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  • Down a floor, and through the fire-door there, I found an expanse of open space, unfurnished and undecorated, the same in area as the office suite above.

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  • I went on along the gallery, coming to the fire-door up the flight of metal stairs.

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  • We walked along the gallery and came to another fire-door, which he lugged open.

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  • Breathing out with relief I relocked Mrs Dove's door and walked along through the row of cubby-hole offices and came to the first setback: the fire-door leading to brown-overalls territory was not merely locked but had a red light shining above it.

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  • She continued through a thick fire-door at the end, to emerge on a gallery round an atrium in the main factory building, where the nuts came from.

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  • Trusting that he was still down among the vats, I opened the fire-door enough to put my head through.

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  • I opened the fire-door, stepped onto the carpet and looked left and right towards Mrs Dove's domain.

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