opening door

active leaf, active door

In a door having a pair of leaves, that leaf to which the latching or locking mechanism is attached; usually the leaf that is permitted to open first; sometimes both leaves are active.
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Probably an hour had passed without incident when they heard (not without emotion, doubtless) the sound of an opening door in the rear of the house, followed by footfalls in the room adjoining that in which they sat.
ABSORBED in herself, Mercy failed to notice the opening door or to hear the murmur of voices in the conservatory.
He stopped short at the sound of the opening door and hurried towards them.
Herons came, with a great bold noise as of opening doors and shutters, out of the boughs of a plantation which they frequented at the side of the mead; or, if already on the spot, hardily maintained their standing in the water as the pair walked by, watching them by moving their heads round in a slow, horizontal, passionless wheel, like the turn of puppets by clockwork.
The MP for Erdington in Birmingham Jack Dromey saw for himself how Willmott Dixon Partnerships Opening Doors programme has been giving practical help to jobseekers in Birmingham.
April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett today toured Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Erie as part of her Opening Doors initiative.
Women in Rural Enterprise (WiRE) has set up a programme called Opening Doors, including workshops, training, support and information.
Stric-Lan says it offers the only Total Containment Package that includes dual housings for continuous operation and quick opening doors.
First Nation high school students in British Columbia learned the art of entrepreneurship this spring with the guidance of volunteer college students and a program called Opening Doors.
Of course, opening doors and crossing thresholds is just the first step.
Horny, an actor, spent years training Tyler to do what most people consider ordinary tasks, such as turning lights on and off, opening doors, pulling away chairs for him, and retrieving items that he's dropped.
By listening, they ascertain the direction from which the train approaches, determine whether they board toward the front or rear, and locate the opening doors.