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The explorers soon discovered that the only entrance into the estufa was by a trapdoor and a ladder.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Jack, the bullets whistling thickly around him, managed to crawl unhurt to the trapdoor and again descend into the courtyard.
Then, taking him to the top of one of their great houses, they bade him step down through an open trapdoor into a dark chamber.
THE STORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIESH. A. (HLNE ADELINE) GUERBER
When this trapdoor is not closed, and food "goes down the wrong way," we choke, and the food is expelled by coughing.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
When food is in the course of being swallowed, the upper part of this tube forms a trapdoor over the opening.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
The passage leads to the cellar of the house, entrance to the house being made by moving the trapdoor upwards.
The roletto table had disappeared, probably carried downstairs by a trapdoor at Reddy's touch of the button.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
At this trapdoor a sentinel was placed, with instructions to allow but one man to ascend at a time during the night.
And after they had done quarrelling they crowded over the trapdoor, as one might know by the darkening of the shaft.
WULFRIC THE WEAPON THANECHARLES W. WHISTLER
We had a trapdoor in the floor of the cabin with a four foot square pit dug out beneath.

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