doorpost


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doorjamb, doorcheek, doorpost

The vertical member on each side of a door.

doorpost

1. See doorjamb.
2. A heavy post that frames one side of a doorway; in the past, doors were sometimes hinged directly to such a post instead of to a doorframe.
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It was his job, using a pail of black paint, to swab an "X" on the doorposts of households in which someone had the plague.
The contact officer said, "The way I was taught to approach vehicles by my training officers was the safest way possible: to stay back from the window, don't get in front of the doorpost, always be aware of what's going on around you, and, when things go bad, they'll go bad real quick.
Let them rest in the casket of your body, That they may be a doorpost in your mind; Indeed, when there is a gale of speech, They shall be a mooring-post for your tongue.
This year, one of us will be the lamb whose blood shows up on the doorpost.
The Ibu angled around my chair and peered at me closely, and I mean closely, sniffing like a cat around a pissed-on doorpost.
If there is a problem with the book, it is its occasional willingness to loaf at the post-avant doorpost.
During the hearing all four confirmed their opinion that the print taken from a doorpost at the home of murdered widow Marion Ross in 1997, was that of Ms McKie.
Potatopits with time on them, guttery gaps, iced-over puddles being crunched, cows being milked, a child nicking the doorpost with a pen-knife, and so on.
Theoretically, a gentile counselor could meet this particular standard by participating in any five of the following Jewish events during a 3-year period: watch a bris (circumcision); attend Sabbath services; eat inside a succah (booth); install a mezzuza on the doorpost of a Jewish family's home; make a draydel out of clay (a toy top); observe the Jewish dietary laws (keeping kosher); organize a community seder (Passover service and dinner); raise funds for Tay Sachs disease research; or visit Auschwitz--and still not have the slightest idea what it feels like to be a Jew or how to deal with Jewish identity issues.
A birch besom was placed aslant in the open doorway of a house, with the head of the besom on the doorstone, and the top of the handle on the doorpost.