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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Perhaps with the exception of the mezuzah, which is prescribed by Jewish law and custom to be placed on the doorpost of a house, most forms of physical Jewish imprinting on residential buildings--such as the construction of a mikvah--take place in the interior, making awareness and research on them incredibly challenging, since these are private spaces.
Although the Jewish house remains under the sign of the mezzuzah hanging from the doorpost, other features indicate that a certain adaptation to bourgeois French manners and comportments has already taken place.
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.
Candle lighting for Shabbat (the Sabbath) and holidays, affixing a mezuzah to a doorpost, the Passover seder, all constitute part of the core of Jewish life.
The officer deliberately stood behind the doorpost on the driver's side of the vehicle.
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.
As Wertheimer well knew, mezuzahs are hardly doorpost "decorations.
Because the vehicle has no center doorpost, with both doors open you can just about throw the chair in unfolded.