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 Door. (Greek, thura; Anglo-Saxon, dora.)Door-opener (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Door Nail. (See DEAD.)
 
Scrooge’s partner is “dead as a door-nail.” (Dickens. Christmas Carol, chap. i.)   1
 


 Door. (Greek, thura; Anglo-Saxon, dora.)Door-opener (The). 

 
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