from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A Species of rushlily, Sisyrinchium grandiflorum. See
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Their doors open in two parts, each roughly iron-bound; the upper half is fastened back within the room, the lower half, fitted with a spring-bell, swings continually to and fro.
He entered therefore, shutting the door and opening it again, to ring the spring-bell, then mechanically closing it behind him.