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Lady St. Craye hesitated a moment with her latchkey in her hand.

It was only when he got out into the now-emptying street that he remembered that he had not got a latchkey.

With deep relief she saw her father, latchkey in hand, turning into the Old Square.

With longing, yet with dread, she waited for the sound of Stephen's latchkey.

A moment later there was a rattle of a latchkey and two people came in.

Yes; and I had an umbrella for its tempests, and a latchkey for my safe return.

All was quiet and peaceful, though, as Pinckney opens the door with his latchkey.

There was his latchkey—the key with which he had gone into his lodgings to fetch away the disguise.

At nine o'clock I heard my uncle's latchkey in the halldoor.

By the use of his latchkey they had entered a palace huge and dark.

WORD ORIGIN

also latch-key, 1825, a key to draw back the latch of a door, from latch (n.) + key (n.1). Latchkey child first recorded 1944, American English, in reference to children who come home from school while both parents are at work.

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