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alley gate

a metal spiked gate erected behind a terrace of houses to deter burglars
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  • When she got back to the kitchen door she heard Jack closing the alley gate.

    The Hoosier School-boy Edward Eggleston
  • They hurried to the alley gate, and there they found the letter, as the Black Star had said.

    Black Star's Campaign Johnston McCulley
  • And don't I wish I could hear him giving his call for me out by the alley gate!

    The Little Colonel in Arizona Annie Fellows Johnston
  • And with that, the Doctor went out into the alley and through his alley gate into his house.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • Alice walked to the alley gate, and fumbled with the cold latch until she had opened it.

    The Narrow House Evelyn Scott
  • I got a glimpse of her as she went out of the alley gate; but I never knew when he abandoned his hiding place.

  • He had stepped outside to find one Smooth Crumbaugh leaning upon the alley gate.

    Those Times And These Irvin S. Cobb
  • After we have put on our disguises, we will go down stairs very softly and steal out at the alley gate.

    Stories for Helen Eliza Leslie
  • His captors had evidently entered the campus from the alley gate at the back, where no one would be likely to see them.

    The Mystery of Arnold Hall Helen M. Persons

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