• WordNet 3.6
    • n doorsill the sill of a door; a horizontal piece of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway and offers support when passing through a doorway
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Doorsill The sill or threshold of a door.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n doorsill The sill or threshold of a doorway.
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In literature:

Doorsill there was none, but a perennial passage for the hens under the door board.
"Walden, and On The Duty Of Civil Disobedience" by Henry David Thoreau
A minute later Lopez was leaning against the church with blood running to the doorsill.
"The Profits of Religion" by Upton Sinclair
On doorsills sat women combing their long, black hair and calling, one to another, across the narrow thoroughfares.
"Cabbages and Kings" by O. Henry
On the doorsill he paused to ask the cabin boy when his ship sailed.
"Beautiful Joe" by Marshall Saunders
I'll have to go an' see who's there, if he ain't been struck dumb on the doorsill.
"Flood Tide" by Sara Ware Bassett
The Hermit laid a lump of sugar upon the doorsill and stepped back.
"Followers of the Trail" by Zoe Meyer
Drake, standing on the doorsill, had now some eight inches advantage of height.
"Americans All" by Various
He dropped to the doorsill and looked briefly up at the sky where two ships were cutting out to space.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey
He stubbed his toe on the doorsill.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
We set out holding each other by moist clean hands, an admonishing Mrs. Handsomebody on the doorsill.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche

In poetry:

"The front doorsill that's hollowed out
By many passing feet;
The different pictures hung about,
With faces kind and sweet.
"November" by Nancy Byrd Turner

In news:

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