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Uncle Peter stood in a flood of light at the door of his room.

The door remaining locked, he drew back and kicked the door powerfully.

The door proved to be locked, but the windows were easily raised.

Ben had drawn off his boots, and was firing them one after the other at the door.

"Nothing, only you locked the door by mistake," said Ben, coolly.

Accordingly he walked up boldly to the door, and rang the bell.

This brings us to his meeting with Halbert Davis at the door.

While he was adjusting this development, another knock came on his door.

At the top she breathed a moment and then knocked at a door before her.

It was still daylight, and the door of the next dwelling was open.

WORD ORIGIN

Middle English merger of Old English dor (neuter; plural doru) "large door, gate," and Old English duru (fem., plural dura) "door, gate, wicket;" both from Proto-Germanic *dur- (cf. Old Saxon duru, Old Norse dyrr, Danish dør, Old Frisian dure, Old High German turi, German Tür).

The Germanic words are from PIE *dhwer- "a doorway, a door, a gate" (cf. Greek thura, Latin foris, Gaulish doro "mouth," Gothic dauro "gate," Sanskrit dvárah "door, gate," Old Persian duvara- "door," Old Prussian dwaris "gate," Russian dver' "a door").

The base form is frequently in dual or plural, leading to speculation that houses of the original Indo-Europeans had doors with two swinging halves. Middle English had both dure and dor; form dore predominated by 16c., but was supplanted by door.

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