Door-post

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Door-post the jamb or side-piece of a door
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. duru; Ger. thor, thür; Gr. thyra, L. fores (pl.), a door.

Usage

In literature:

At that moment the door was opened, and the butler appeared with the evening post on a salver.
"A Little Mother to the Others" by L. T. Meade
After stepping carefully round it, Francis took his post round the angle close to the door, and waited.
"The Lion of Saint Mark" by G. A. Henty
When she was out-doors she glanced at the post-mark and saw it was Edgham.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He arrived at the post-office, went up the steps and through the swing doors.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
In the morning a proclamation, issued by Wolfe, was posted on the doors of the parish churches.
"With Wolfe in Canada" by G. A. Henty
The aged Eli sits by one of the posts of the door as she enters the sacred inclosure, but she heeds him not.
"Mrs Whittelsey's Magazine for Mothers and Daughters" by Various
At four o'clock in the afternoon he again pressed the button on the Baker door-post, and again waited.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
Then he saw the woman's figure propped stiffly against the door-post.
"Madelon" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Olave Parry, from a vantage post near the door, could see into the gymnasium, and report progress.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
He reached the room where the fun was going on, and stopping there, he stood leaning against the door-post, looking on.
"The Beginner's American History" by D. H. Montgomery
The door itself was generally fastened to a post, the lower end of which turned in a hollow socket in a heavy stone.
"Hebrew Life and Times" by Harold B. Hunting
One panel had been crushed in in a fight, and the knob was gone, and the door-posts were dirty and greasy.
"John Ward, Preacher" by Margaret Deland
A low English phaeton was drawn up before the door of the post office of a French seaport town.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
Howe's headquarters on High Street were not pretentious, and, except for a single sentinel posted at the door, were unguarded.
"My Lady of Doubt" by Randall Parrish
Then, all at once, she covered her eyes and leaned against the door-post.
"A Cigarette-Maker's Romance" by F. Marion Crawford
Surajah returned from his post by the door.
"The Tiger of Mysore" by G. A. Henty
The bronze door-posts are delicately carved with flowers, fruit, and animals.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 7" by Various
Next day, at five o'clock in the morning, the post chaise was at the door.
"A Journey to the Centre of the Earth" by Jules Verne
I was struck by a notice posted on the bedroom-door.
"A Journey Through France in War Time" by Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
Just as she reached the newel post the door opened.
"Rosemary" by Josephine Lawrence
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In poetry:

Up to the tavern-door we post;
Of Alice and her grief I told;
And I gave money to the host,
To buy a new cloak for the old.
"Alice Fell, Or Poverty" by William Wordsworth
Little to see or to guess;
But whenever I open the door,
There, faithful to its post,
With its eyes' sad tenderness,
I see my little ghost.
"My Little Ghost" by Susan Coolidge
Comfort, I'll die; for if you poste from me,
Sure I shall do so and much more:
But if I travell in your companie,
You know the way to heaven's doore.
"Church-Musick" by George Herbert

In news:

All men 18 years and older are welcome to the gathering at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St, next door to the post office.
Enlarge Michelle Gabel, The Post-Standard The 1,600-square-foot farmhouse has new windows and exterior doors and has been freshly painted inside and out.
A notice posted Monday on the Five Points eatery's door informed customers of the July 1 closing.
School photos and 4-H award stories that we post on our refrigerator door and in our scrapbooks.
A waterproof wooden house set atop a post, complete with a red roof, glass door and two shelves with about 25 books inside -- outside their home in early June.
Despite objections from the secretary that processed his paperwork, Post then embarked on a decades-long adventure of capturing images of North America's glaciers from the open doors of small aircraft with 30-pound cameras.
CNN — The super PAC started by comedian Stephen Colbert has officially closed its doors, according to filings posted late Tuesday night on the Federal Election Commission's website.
30 pm on, the voting line at VFW Post 6563 was out the door.
Senator John McCain nearly leaps out of a black sport-utility vehicle and makes his way toward the door of American Legion Post 364.
Alex Ocasio, 37, stands next to the sign he posted on the door of his first floor apartment on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in the Queens borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012 in New York.
Alex Ocasio, 37, stands next to the sign he posted on the door of his first-floor apartment on Rockaway Beach Boulevard in the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday, warning would-be looters to keep out.
A sign proclaiming a lack of valuables inside is posted in the door of a veterinary clinic in Rockaway Beach in the the Queens borough of New York on Tuesday.
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The Foreston Post Office is undergoing a reorganization process that will either reduce its hours or close its doors.
The post-9/11 GI Bill has opened the door for veterans like Josh Jones (seen here in his dorm room at Paul Smiths College) to go back to college.
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In science:

That the Bell name is no longer even over the door of Alcatel-Lucent labs is post-period, along with a further reduction in research staff.
Astrophysics in 2006
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