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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The spatial layout of this bathroom includes oversized bathing elements of a garden tub and a doorless shower.
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Finding three clay animals stuck in a doorless popsicle stick barn that her daughter Sara had left lying around, Ohi began to wonder and worry about how they were going to get out.
Its three-part structure consists of a different style for each part: The first--the hero is pondering the personal and professional perplexities he's concerned with--realistic with symbolic elements; the second--a forty-eight-hour period in which the hero undergoes a complete metamorphosis--surrealistic; the Epilogue--the hero is carrying out his decision as he is going from wantonness to piety, he secludes himself from the world's temptations by living as an ascetic in a doorless prison cell of his own creation.
If Julian is the great stabilizer, Ricky is an erratic man-child with a pompadour to shame Elvis, who would have perished long ago were it not for Julian's vigilant care and his own ability to grow what everyone admits is "amazing dope." An idiot savant in track pants and a battered Martin Luther King t-shirt, he has lived off and on in Julian's grandmother's abandoned car--a doorless 1978 Chrysler New Yorker dubbed "the Shitmobile"--for the entire run of the series.
As a passing-through point for nearly seven million commuters a day, the bustling terminus is throbbingly hot and dusty, where eager passengers seem to compete to see who can leap out of the doorless carriages first.
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In Rio Roto, the people mistake him for the new priest they've been expecting--the village has been without one for five years now--and he silently accepts the role two days later, when he is led to the dirt-floored, doorless shack of a dying woman who wants to give her last confession:
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