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a device, usually hydraulic or pneumatic, for controlling the closing of a door and preventing it from slamming.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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When you go out, check the look of the sky; when you come in, check the looks on people's faces.
Good news about someone never gets past the door, but bad news will travel a thousand leagues away.
Each person sweeps the snow before his own door, and never minds the frost on another family's roof.