means of exit

See: egress
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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.
It was so dark that I could not see the means of exit; and, as I wandered round, I heard another specimen of their civil behaviour amongst each other.
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.
OSHA determined that the company failed to install protective systems inside the excavation area; provide a safe means of exit from the excavation area; correct excavation deficiencies; and instruct employees on recognizing excavation hazards.
Vehicle extrication is the process of removing a vehicle from around a person who has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, when conventional means of exit are impossible or inadvisable.
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." The new approved law is supposed to address these issues as it aims to simplify procedures after declaring bankruptcy.
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.
"Its entrance lay in the kitchen of the building and led, so tradition related, to some considerable distance underground.'' 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).