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Even the name of the executioner, Abhorson, which jams together "abhor" and "whoreson," suggests both "ab [from] whore / whore's son" and "abhors whores.
To prove his claim that hanging men constitutes a "mystery," a professional craft, Abhorson tells Pompey, "Every true man's apparel fits your thief.
Since the Clown would clearly not call toward the door from which Abhorson has just entered, either the door opposite it or the central opening between the two doors would represent Barnardine's cell.