door lock

door lock

A device that prevents a door from being opened except with a key; for example, see box locks or case locks; also see lock.
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References in classic literature ?
Oh, and we found a little room down there with the door locked; and we are all crazy to get in and see what's inside.
On the contrary, when he found the door locked, he flew at it with such violence, that the lock immediately gave way, the door burst open, and he fell headlong into the room.
Rebecca found the side door locked, but she knew that the key was under the step, and so of course did everybody else in Riverboro, for they all did about the same thing with it.
Not only was the door locked, but he saw at once that the lock was modern, and the door itself was secured with heavy iron clamps.
She vaguely wondered what these people did when they found Mademoiselle's door locked.
The next moment she heard the door locked behind her.
You only know the shell of a Scot until you have entered his home circle; in his office, in clubs, at social gatherings where you and he seem to be getting on so well he is really a house with all the shutters closed and the door locked. He is not opaque of set purpose, often it is against his will - it is certainly against mine, I try to keep my shutters open and my foot in the door but they will bang to.
Clara, the coloured maid, found the door locked at 10 the next day, and they forced it open.
You can consider that door locked. Now tell me why you came."
Let me take this key, leaving the door locked. When the key is missed, if you say it doesn't matter--if you point out that the door is locked, and tell the servants not to trouble themselves about finding the key--there will be no disturbance in the house; and I shall be in secure possession of a means of communication with you which no one will suspect.
Your worship may undress and dress in private and in your own way, as you please and when you please, for there will be no one to hinder you; and in your chamber you will find all the utensils requisite to supply the wants of one who sleeps with his door locked, to the end that no natural needs compel you to open it.
It was a pale-faced man who rushed into the Greystoke library to announce that he had found Jack's door locked and had been able to obtain no response to his repeated knocking and calling other than a strange tapping and the sound of what might have been a body moving about upon the floor.