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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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For some reason, we finished the walls and the doorposts by mid-day Tuesday.
Caesar himself, sitting on the snow-white threshold of shining Phoebus, recognises the gifts of the peoples and fastens them on the proud doorposts.
He has also worked on other religious documents such as Mezuzas, the scrolls containing Torah passages that are traditionally attached to the doorposts of Jewish homes.
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.
It will restrict owner associations from appeasing complaining condo owners with payments, make it harder for those convicted of a felony to serve on boards, and allow owners to place religious symbols on their doorposts.
The house changes, the stones Choking in dry lichen stupidly spreading Abusing the doorposts, frost on the glass.
20) With regard to the last plague, we read: "For when the Lord goes through to smite the Egyptians, He will see the blood on the lintel and two doorposts, and the Lord will pass over the door and not let the destroyer ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ha'mashchit) enter and smite your home" (Exodus 12:23).
When detecting a drunken disturbance among sailors at one of the town's many pubs he usually had to do no more than scrape his cane along the unsurfaced road or rattle it against the doorposts.
This gate consists of two towers and has double doors (the distance between the doorposts is 1.
God had some "helps" for Israel: (1) "Wear "headbands," phylacteries, with the words of the Law written upon them; (2) Teach the words of the Law constantly to children, each generation learning from the one preceding; (3) Write the words of the Law on the doorposts of Israelite homes.
Her two previous books, Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to Eastern Central Europe and Upon the Doorposts of Thy House: Jewish Life in East-Central Europe Yesterday and Today, as well as her involvement in the early Jewish community revival in Poland, reveal her own longstanding interest and intimate participation in the very reinvention of Jewish culture she portrays in her present work.
Bind them as a sign on your hand, fix them as an emblem on your forehead, and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates" (Deuteronomy 6:6-9).