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Door handle

A device used to open or close a door and can refer to any fixed or lever-operated door latch device. Doorknob tends to refer to round operating mechanisms.
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We've been advised to paint doorhandles with nail varnish, which should stop any allergic reaction.
The Barchetta looks brilliant and is full of cool details - like the little alloy doorhandles. It's fun to drive, too.
Khrushchev wrote, "While in Kiev on 6 and 7 November I talked to many city residents, who wept as they recounted the horrors of the German occupation." The Ukrainian party leader accused the Nazis of attempting to drive out the entire city population, attacking people with specially trained dogs, blowing up the central part of the city, and even stealing the bronze doorhandles from government buildings.
A midnight makhonwalla never tastes quite real if the tablecloths are not faintly stained with yellow smears and there are no sticky marks on the doorhandles.
Chrome doorhandles and fabric-covered sun visors with courtesy lights have been introduced on all models and on XT3 and XT4 versions audio controls have been added to the steering wheel and the gear shift knob and steering wheel have been trimmed with leather.
Within two breathless steps, both officers were within touching distance of each of the truck's doorhandles.
Test doorhandles carefully by touching the knob briefly with the back of your hand - metal knobs conduct heat faster than the panelling.
Environmental risk factors for older people with reduced visual acuity, dark adaptation and perception include: (i) insufficient natural or artificial lighting; (ii) dazzle; (iii) difference in lighting intensity between outside and inside of buildings; (iv) difference in lighting between corridors and rooms; and (v) insufficient illumination of small objects, such as doorhandles. Extra lighting may be appropriate for some disabled patients (Figure 1b), but improving illumination may not merely be a matter of installing more lights: the way in which the lighting is arranged is also important.
Many details, such as the air vents, doorhandles and gearlever surround, have been redesigned to give a crisper, highquality appearance.