a metal spiked gate erected behind a terrace of houses to deter burglars
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Yes, I see where the lane turns; I see very well in the dark—never fear—only do not delay—I am so glad you locked the alley-gate.
"I suppose burglars are abroad on nights like this," and he quietly relocked the alley-gate.