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keys

symbolic of St. Peter’s spiritual authority. [Christian Symbolism: N.T.: Matthew 16:19]
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I will do anything else I can to comfort you; but I will not touch your keys or your money."
Two of the keys entered the lock, and one of them turned round once, but not the second time.
After first reporting herself in the housekeeper's room, she went upstairs to remove her bonnet and shawl; taking that opportunity to hide the keys in her bed-chamber until night came.
Tulkinghorn takes a small key from his pocket, unlocks a drawer in which there is another key, which unlocks a chest in which there is another, and so comes to the cellar-key, with which he prepares to descend to the regions of old wine.
'Or whether Stony stood for Stephen;' clinking with a change of keys.
"If I send you down Miss Verinder's keys," she said to him, "I presume I shall have done all you want of me for the present?"
'The keys of your cabinet, desk, drawers, and whatever else you possess,' said he, rising and holding out his hand.
"A kind act," replied the Ostrich, "is its own reward; I have eaten the keys."
Was the pivot on which turned the whole mystery of the poisoning at Gleninch the missing key?
Verily, like a thousand peals of children's laughter cometh Zarathustra into all sepulchres, laughing at those night-watchmen and grave-guardians, and whoever else rattleth with sinister keys.
Baisemeaux bowed his head, took the keys, and unaccompanied, except by the minister, ascended the staircase.
And what do you suppose this mysterious key unlocks?"