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 Make the Door (To).Make-wage. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Make the Ice (To).
To near the whale-fishing ground. To make for the ice is to steer in that direction.   1
        “About the end of April we neared the fishing ground, or, to be more technical, ‘made the ice.” C. Thomson: Autobiography, p. 128.

 Make the Door (To).Make-wage. 

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