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front door

The main entrance to a building or to an apartment in a building; an entrance door.
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When the front door opened he walked straight on to the stage of a Christmas pantomime, where he could be kicked, clubbed, stunned and drugged by the dancing harlequin, amid roars of laughter from all the most respectable people in Putney.
From this standpoint the drama may be said to have begun when the front doors of the house with the stable opened on the garden with the monkey tree, and a young girl came out with bread to feed the birds on the afternoon of Boxing Day.
As they went together through the laurels towards the front garden a motor horn sounded thrice, coming nearer and nearer, and a car of splendid speed, great elegance, and a pale green colour swept up to the front doors like a bird and stood throbbing.
Blount, was lifting his loud voice in applause, and the astonished financier his (in some considerable deprecation), when a knock sounded at the double front doors.
With a whoop, a buzz, and a crash, the organ sprang to life under the hand of Giuseppe, and the procession passed through the rained-to-imitate-walnut front door.
As we passed the front door it swung open, and showed Jimmy the artist sitting at the bottom of a newly-cleaned staircase.
At eight o'clock that evening Elmer Cowley put his head in at the front door of the office of the Winesburg Eagle where George Willard sat writing.
Then replacing the box beneath the shavings he went qui- etly out at the front door and walked again in the streets.
He wrote "HORSES" over the front door, "COWS" over the side door, and "SHEEP" on the kitchen door.
Our front door opens right into the garden, but there is another entrance--a little gate hung between two firs.
He darted into the front door of a convenient saloon and a moment later came out into the shadows that surrounded the side door.
Carelessly opening the front door, which to his surprise was not locked, the sheriff was amazed to see, lying on the floor of the passage into which it opened, a confused heap of men's apparel.

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