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Common Entrance

(in Britain) an entrance examination for a public school, usually taken at the age of 13
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  • The common entrance to all three hibernacula was a shallow depression that resulted from an old post-hole.

  • From such sketches it appears that several houses might have a common entrance.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • In general, the building has only one common entrance; the door of which is closed at night, and kept by a porter.

  • Sometimes two houses have a common entrance or the passages communicate with one another.

    The Central Eskimo Franz Boas
  • To which of the flat-dwellers would they be supposed to belong, if they grouped themselves at the common entrance?

    London Films William Dean Howells
  • There were two harbours, which had one common entrance, seventy feet broad, and shut up with chains.

  • As in the case of Andren, several tunnels are often made with one common entrance.

    Insect Architecture James Rennie
  • The common entrance of the tower is on the west side through four gates, which are daily opened with much form and ceremony.

    Torrey's Narrative William Torrey
  • He followed her through the common entrance of the apartment house into her Saal.

    The White Morning Gertrude Atherton

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