It was Philo Gubb, slipping the car door latch over the staple and hammering home the hasp with a rock.
The lock had been forced; the hasp was hanging, suspended from a twisted staple.
Once, perhaps, by some bridle-gate, craftily hung at precisely the angle which prevents your reaching its latch or hasp.
The bar is locked by means of a hasp attached to the standard in which the lock is sunk.
Then I saw the hook slowly raised from out of its hasp, without any visible thing touching it.
“There is some one trying to come in, and fumbling at the hasp,” said his father.
Brass hinges and hasp will also be found great improvements.
A hasp and staple complete the arrangement for use with a padlock.
The hasp and padlock were then transferred to the occupied room.
It was unlighted and their groping hands encountered only a hasp and padlock.
Old English hæpse "fastening, clip," with later Old English metathesis of -p- and -s-. Related to Old Norse hespa "hasp, fastening," Middle Dutch, German haspe "clamp, hinge, hook," of uncertain origin.