means of exit

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There was a struggle, and she used the revolver skilfully enough to wound the assassin in the hand--which explains the impression on the wall and on the door of the large, blood-stained hand of the man who was searching for a means of exit from the chamber.
Then we got up and made a systematic examination of the walls of our prison- house, in the faint hope of finding some means of exit, sounding them and the floor carefully.
Lecount politely retired -- through the open folding-doors -- by this latter means of exit, so as not to disturb the visitor by passing in front of her.
As to the first, he evidently intended to arrive at Galatz, and sent invoice to Varna to deceive us lest we should ascertain his means of exit from England.
The report stated that Egypt needed to re-conceptualize all bankruptcy rules and to amend its rules on bankruptcy to provide "ailing firms with an orderly means of exit through the liquidation process, to help reallocate assets to better uses through rehabilitation and to ensure a timely resolution of the problems of insolvent or financially distressed firms.
As agents approached the area, they searched the gutters and manholes for a means of exit.
In a town, officially known as the gateway to Mount Everest, where there are no vehicles or roads to ply them on, the four parking bays at Lukla's tiny Tenzing- Hillary airport are the only means of exit.
Rotational moulding expert Dr Paul Nugent gave evidence yesterday after inspecting the company's machines, and told the court that there weren't "any of these machines in the world which have safety exit panels or any means of exit from inside.
The lift shaft, and the stairs which wound round it, were the only means of exit and the city's fire brigade did not possess a ladder long enough to reach the top floor.
In late Elizabethan days this passage was supposed to have been used as a means of exit from Newhouse Hall by Catholic priests who had received food and protection from its owners during the period of the persecution of the Catholics by the Protestants (1582-1587).
Senior Executive Fire Prevention Officer with Dublin Fire Brigade, James Briscoe, said the only means of exit from the flat had been through the basement door and this was not unusual in apartments in the area.