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A simple fastening device having a latch bolt, but not a dead bolt; contains no provisions for locking with a key; usually openable from both sides.
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LEVERED off its lid and toppled on to the loft door latch, releasing its catch
The author uses a variety of intriguing photographs: a swan's reflection in the water and a peeled banana for the number 3; the legs of a flamingo and the twisted branches of a tree for the number 4, and a door latch and the shadow of a bicycle for the number 5.
Summary: Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) [India], May 25 (ANI): Doctors removed eight spoons, two screwdrivers, two toothbrushes, a kitchen knife and a door latch from the stomach of a mentally ill man in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh on Friday.
The automaker is recalling the vehicle to fix a door latch issue.
[ClickPress, Thu Oct 11 2018] An automotive door module is an arrangement of a rubber-sealed carrier, onto which an array of automotive door components such as the window sliding mechanism, the wing mirror arrangement, loud speaker, wiring harness, door latch inner and outer release cable, door locks and various switches are fitted.
About 211,000 cars were recalled due to a door latch issue.
The List Horses who finished second in Desert Orchid's four King Georges 1986 Door Latch (Josh Gifford/Richard Rowe) by 15 lengths 1988 Kildimo (Toby Balding/Jimmy Frost) by four lengths 1989 Barnbrook Again (David Elsworth/Brendan Powell) by eight lengths 1990 Toby Tobias (Jenny Pitman/Mark Pitman) by 12 lengths All mixed up Rearrange these letters to reveal a trainer who will forever be associated with Christmas at Kempton Wild Shot Raved (5,8) Answer on page 25 Compiled by John Randall, David Dew and Nicholas Godfrey
Its rear tank door latch is described as innovative and its space-efficient trailer configuration and hose reel are said to provide big-machine productivity in applications with small, confined workspaces.