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locking the door

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  • So Ali Shar shut up the saloon and, locking the door with a padlock, put the key in his pocket: after which he went to market and bought fried cheese and virgin honey and bananas288 and bread, with which he returned to the house.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • So locking the door after us, we left work to-night, and up to the Deputy Governor (my Lord Mayor, and Sir H. Bennet, with the rest of the company being gone an hour before); and he do undertake to keep the key of the cellars, that none shall go down without his privity.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, Sep/Oct 1662

  • With tears of humiliation and fury streaming from her eyes, Princess Maudrayne crept out from beneath the furs, refolded them with shaking hands, and slipped away, locking the door to the prince’s bedchamber behind her.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • "I'll get us drinks," she said after entering the loft, locking the door behind her, and tossing her keys into an enameled vase on a red-lacquer side table.

    Hardcase

  • He scried the main library to be sure it was unoccupied and went out, locking the door to the private rooms behind him.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • Then the merchant set Obayd’s wife and her handmaid in a chamber high up in the house and, before locking the door upon the twain, he appointed a black slave-girl to carry them their meat and drink and he said to Halimah, Ye shall abide imprisoned in this chamber, thou and thy maid, till I find one who will buy you, when I will sell you to him.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Lisa follows Debbie and the children into the house, again locking the door behind her.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

  • With an effort, he did just that and went out onto the dim, paint-peeled landing, locking the door behind him.

    Noble House

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