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DOOR. The place of usual entrance in a house, or into a room in the house.
     2. To authorize the breach of an outer door in order to serve process, the process must be of a criminal nature; and even then a demand of admittance must first have been refused. 5 Co. 93; 4 Leon. 41; T. Jones, 234; 1 N. H. Rep. 346; 10 John. 263; 1 Root, 83 , 134; 21 Pick. R. 156. The outer door may also be broken open for the purpose of executing a writ of habere facias. 5 Co. 93; Bac. Ab. Sheriff, N. 3.
     3. An outer door cannot in general be broken for the purpose of serving civil process; 13 Mass. 520; but after the defendant has been arrested, and he takes refuge in his own house, the officer may justify breaking an outer door to take him. Foster, 320; 1 Roll. R. 138; Cro. Jac. 555.; 10 Wend. 300; 6 Hill, N. Y. Rep. 597. When once an officer is in the house, he may break open an inner door to make an arrest. Kirby, 386 5 John. 352; 17 John. 127, See 1 Toull. n. 214, p. 88.

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As he passed them, the rows appeared to move in his line of sight like the shadow of a closing door; they resembled narrow, adjoining hallways, stretched into the far vague distance, and he imagined her wandering through them, passing from one hallway into another, through imaginary doorless rooms, never finding the roadside, never wanting to.
He does not return to the narrative frame of the gathering on the porch, but ends with a passionately wrought declaration that "the wild tempest breaks above us, the wild fury beats about us, the wild hunger feeds upon us--and we are houseless, doorless, unassuaged, and driven on forever; and our brains are mad, our hearts are wild and wordless, and we cannot speak" (86).
She can't invite the other bugs / To tea or for a snack, / Because her little doorless house, / She carries on her back
A 'carcer', a windowless and doorless room entered by ladder, isolated individuals for contemplation of their sins.
They will include the doorless, roofless Aygo for Sport, which is a development of Toyota's city car into a beach machine with space for surfboards and a wooden boat-deck style floor.
One woman swept dust out of the doorless opening of her home while another woman washed clothes under a spigot in the front of the village.
However, linking up with well educated local huntress Angelika (Lena Headey) for whom they both fall, it quickly becomes apparent that this time the curse is the real thing, complete with living forest, children gobbling horses, werewolves and a doorless tower containing a slumbering centuries old witch queen (a smouldering Monica Bellucci).
At the end of one of its doorless corridors, there stands a baby bottle the size of a linebacker, bearing the Dr Pepper logo.
Since believing he saw his own father perish at the hands of the 'Boogeyman in the cupboard', Tim has been troubled to the extent that all of his home furnishings are as minimal and doorless as possible.
Homeowners want walk-in, trackless, doorless showers because they require less maintenance," explains Brian Wright, president of Seattle Glass Block, a design, installation, distribution, and product development firm in Seattle.
At a KraftMaid exhibit, rows of ivory-brown cabinets had doorless cabinet spaces that held weaved baskets.