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Word: latch

Definition: fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch


Sentences Containing 'latch'

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I had no lock nor bolt but for the desk which held my papers, not even a nail to put over my latch or windows.
The worn out steps were old acquaintances of his; he knew better than any one else how to open that weather beaten door with the large headed nail which served to raise the latch within.
The Master at Salem House lifted the latch of one of a number of little black doors that were all alike, and had each a little diamond-paned window on one side, and another little diamond--paned window above; and we went into the little house of one of these poor old women, who was blowing a fire to make a little saucepan boil.
Ordering my cab to wait, I passed down the steps, worn hollow in the centre by the ceaseless tread of drunken feet; and by the light of a flickering oil-lamp above the door I found the latch and made my way into a long, low room, thick and heavy with the brown opium smoke, and terraced with wooden berths, like the forecastle of an emigrant ship.
I laid my hand upon the latch; and whispering Steerforth to keep close to me, went in.
It didn't have an iron latch on the front door, nor a wooden one with a buckskin string, but a brass knob to turn, the same as houses in town.
I saw the door move, and instinctively tried to hold the latch on the outside, to gain a moment's time.
Then we started for the house, and I went in the back door--you only have to pull a buckskin latch-string, they don't fasten the doors--but that warn't romantical enough for Tom Sawyer; no way would do him but he must climb up the lightning-rod.
And if the devil has a latch-key to get into the admiral's cabin, don't you suppose he can crawl into a porthole?

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