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- n. Alternative form of trapdoor.
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They stinted not their going, O my lady, till all went down by the trap door and did not reappear for an hour, or rather more; at the end of which time the slaves and the old man came up without the youth and, replacing the iron plate and carefully closing the door slab as it was before, they returned to the ship and made sail and were lost to my sight.
Of course, according to Tolland, the only unpleasant part of riding in the Triton was the initial deployment – being slowly winched down through the trap door in the Goya's deck, hanging like a pendulum thirty feet above the sea.
In this place he lay two full days, but Allah made the salt the means of preserving his life by staunching the blood and staying its flow Presently, feeling himself able to move, Al – Nashshar rose and opened the trap door in fear and trembling and crept out into the open; and Allah protected him, so that he went on in the darkness and hid himself in the vestibule till dawn, when he saw the accursed beldam sally forth in quest of other quarry.
"YOW!" said Koko, racing across the sand to the trap door and hopping out of the crawl space.
He sat down under the trap door of the main-cabin floor and thought for a solid hour.