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door handle

noun, Chiefly British.
Origin of door handle
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She heard his step in the hall; she heard him approach and turn the door handle.

    The Hound From The North Ridgwell Cullum
  • But the captain, silent, leaned a little forward grasping the door handle.

    Chance Joseph Conrad
  • And with that empty laugh again, he fumbled for the door handle.

    Rose in Bloom Louisa May Alcott
  • Her ears were sharper than his, and she had heard the dull rattle of the door handle.

    The Dark House Georg Manville Fenn
  • “He is ill,” whispered the lad, with his hand on the door handle.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • The wind was responsible for it all—for the door handle, the hat, the coat, and the creak.

    Haunted Places in England Elliot O'Donnell
  • She did not answer; she fumbled helplessly with the door handle.

    The Phantom Lover Ruby M. Ayres
  • As she reached for the door handle, Quigley turned swiftly in his chair.

    Hoofbeats on the Turnpike Mildred A. Wirt
  • Jim's fingers are already on the door handle, but this piece of news arrests him.

    Alas! Rhoda Broughton

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