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postern

1. a back door or gate, esp one that is for private use
2. situated at the rear or the side

postern

postern, 2
1. A minor, often inconspicuous, entry.
2. A small door near a larger one.
3. Any small door or gate, esp. one far from the main gate in a fortified place.
4. Same as sally port.
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The CCIAG decided in 2015 to renovate its electricity cogeneration facilities and heat valued on its website the Postern, 42 chemin de la Poterne in Grenoble.
David said: "We pick up the story at the start of the new term after Mr Church and Miss Postern have had a disastrous date over the summer holidays.
the Tower with the sword carried before him, accompanied with the Sheriffs, and a rabble of sergeants, and took possession of the [Tower] Postern, and so came back again in great bravery, bidding the people bear witness of his triumph.
Entrance to the khan is through a small postern cut in the nail-studded main gate.
In the final episode, Miss Postern puts all her energy into organising a school trip to France, and so it doesn't take long for Mr Church to register his interest.
When the itinerant spouse does indeed repair to his original domicile, ascending the steps of the house which it is granted him to call still his own, this key event is not staged as a clandestine or gingerly postern affair.
Near the postern door we saw a double picture, signed by the artist; it had been painted by Evanthes, and represented first Andromeda, then Prometheus, both of them in chains--and this was the reason, I suppose, why the artist had associated the two subjects.
In 1607, racing took place on a frozen River Ouse, between Micklegate Tower and Skeldergate Postern, while the first details of a proper meeting took place in 1709 at Clifton Ings.
So many people turned out to assist the search effort that by mid-afternoon police had asked for no one else to come to the Postern Hill campsite, on main A346 Salisbury to Marlborough road, to help.
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The same paranormal crew that investigated Quarters 1 also gathered data from the Casemate's embrasures, or gun-wells, and the Postern Gate area.