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door handle

noun, Chiefly British
Origin of door handle
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Taking advantage of a second when Lupin had turned away from him, he suddenly wheeled round and grasped the door-handle.

  • She thrust it from her for the hundredth time, as the door-handle yielded to her touch.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • Now there was a patter of feet in the passage, the door-handle turned softly, and a little girl came in.

    The Sign of the Spider Bertram Mitford
  • Dudgeon looked over his shoulder, with his hand on the door-handle.

    The Rider of Waroona Firth Scott
  • Mr. Dixon grasped the door-handle as Bill skidded them into a cross road with the expertness of a racing driver.

  • Every door-handle in the house is suggestive of sweetmeats for the next week, at least.

    Elsie Venner Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • At intervals he wanted to go down where it was warm, light, and cheerful, and several times took hold of the door-handle.

    The Son of a Servant August Strindberg
  • Taylor was about to speak when the door-handle of the inner room turned.

  • They caught Toler just as the skirts of his coat had become so entangled in a door-handle that they were torn completely off.

  • He stamped his foot lightly, waiting with his hand on the door-handle.

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