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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A storm-door.
  • n. A swinging door or trap-door in an air-passage or gangway of a mine, designed to be closed in winds or storms.


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  • I had by this time very nearly come to the end of my stock of patience, and was on the point of yelling to the cook -- who kept close as a limpet to the shelter of his galley, with the weather-door fast shut -- to run to the forecastle and summon someone to relieve me, when I became aware of

    The Castaways


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