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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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Three days later, however, the nurse and child only just escaped from the back door as you rushed in at the front one.
A few score yards down New Gaunt Street, and leading into Gaunt Mews indeed, is a little modest back door, which you would not remark from that of any of the other stables.
The affectionate kindness of the whole circle hustled him into his greatcoat, and shoved him out into the moonlight, as if he were a fugitive traitor with whom they sympathised, and a troop of horse were at the back door.
Having taken last night's milk from the ice-box, she went to the back door, and, having filled James's saucer, stood on the grass beside it, sniffing the morning air.
Nancy had seen her slip out with a letter in her hand, and stop the butcher's man who had just been delivering some meat at the back door.
Linton walked out by the back door into the yard, and from thence to the front entrance.
There's always a modus viviendi," Penfentenyou murmured, and tiptoed along the hall to a back door, which he opened quite silently.
The back door and side window was well alight on arrival, caused by a discarded cigarette.
Police said the student thought nothing of it until he later went downstairs and saw the front door had been forced and a set of back door keys had been taken.
B,' propagates via mass e-mail and also through a worm component that leverages the back doors installed by the virus' predecessor, MyDoom.
The American public overwhelmingly opposes prohibition, regardless of whether it comes in through the front door or sneaks in through the back door.
At that point, deputies watching behind the house saw Colbert run through the back door and into the yard.