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fusuma

[fyoo-suh-mah] /ˈfyu səˌmɑ/
noun
1.
a sliding door in a Japanese house, especially one serving as a room partition.
Origin of fusuma
1875-1880
1875-80; < Japanese
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  • Above all things, do not knock upon his fusuma or call his name.

    The Dragon Painter Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • The fusuma behind her closed as noiselessly as they had opened.

    The Dragon Painter Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • Accompanied to the bed chamber the fusuma (screens) were closed, and he could hear the fall of the bars in the outer passages.

    Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House) James S. De Benneville
  • She moved now deliberately to Um's fusuma, tapping lightly on the lacquered frame.

    The Dragon Painter Mary McNeil Fenollosa
  • Now, for the benefit of her mother, whom she knew to be still behind the fusuma, Hoshiko tried to look very severe.

    The Way of the Gods John Luther Long
  • But Arisuga suspected that they were close behind the fusuma listening with staring eyes and gaping mouths.

    The Way of the Gods John Luther Long

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