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  • I approached it in the deepening twilight, going around to the kitchen-door.

    Confession

  • Realism constitutes the only goods one can exchange in the kitchen-door for grub.

    Confession

  • Not on hitting the target, apparently; but if his calculations have to do with the kitchen-door, then they are more successful.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • In order to open the kitchen-door, he had only to give it a push with his knee; I slipped in.

    The South Pole~ A Day at Framheim

  • Later, we peer through the kitchen-door glass at the residents, who are taking their seats.

    Virginity

  • But this is nothing new either, “I cannot tell if others feel as I do, but when I hear our architects inflating their importance with big words such as pilasters, architraves, cornices, Corinthian style and Doric style, I cannot stop my thoughts from suddenly dwelling on the mighty palaces of Apollidon: yet their deeds concern the wretched parts of my kitchen-door!”

    The Emptiness of Words « So Many Books

  • Caroline was in a moment at the kitchen-door behind Fanny; the shadow of the shovel-hat at that very instant fell on a moonlit tomb; the Rector emerged erect as a cane, from his garden, and proceeded in slow march, his hands behind him, down the cemetery.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • I would have come to the kitchen-door; the servant should have let me in; and I would have walked straight upstairs.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Through the open kitchen-door the court is visible, all sunny and gay, and peopled with turkeys and their poults, peahens and their chicks, pearl - flecked Guinea fowls, and

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • Scarcely was this information imparted when a knock at the kitchen-door announced the Fieldhead errand-boy, arrived in hot haste, bearing a billet from Mrs. Pryor.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

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