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stable door

a door with an upper and lower leaf that may be opened separately US and Canadian equivalent Dutch door
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  • It was like locking the stable door after the horse had been stolen.

  • It was dark when Gordon closed the stable door and turned to his dwelling.

    Mountain Blood Joseph Hergesheimer
  • One morning I found the stable door open and the horse gone.

  • Before he reached the building he saw that the stable door was open.

    Kiddie the Scout Robert Leighton
  • My wife turns me back again in the direction of the stable door.

  • Will it be time enough to lock the stable door when the steed is stolen, sir?

    The Dingo Boys G. Manville Fenn
  • Early one foggy morning these fellows broke open the stable door and took the animals away.

    The Gypsy's Parson George Hall
  • They skirted the house and found the stable door open as Blake had left it.

    Mistress Wilding Rafael Sabatini
  • “Come to the stable door,” answered back a faint, trembling voice.

  • He forgot to lock his uncle's stable door, and the horse was stolen.

    Breaking Away Oliver Optic

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