The rattle of a night-latch made itself heard in the outer door.
But she couldn't manage the night-latch, and so Margaret had to follow her.
This was necessary, for our front-door (or main-hatchway) had no night-latch, but was fastened by means of a bolt.
"Please don't think me ungrateful," she said, when she had thrown the night-latch for him.
A night-latch and a caretaker who came round once a day was enough for any sensible person.
When we were all inside Fleming Stone closed the door, the night-latch of which, of course, snapped itself.
He took out his ring of keys, found the night-latch and thrust it into the keyhole.
He reached his home out of breath; but then his key to the night-latch would not fit, just because he was excited and in a hurry.
The door closed softly behind the retreating figure of the attorney-general, and Kent released the spring of the night-latch.
When McCloskey had come at a push of the call-button, Lidgerwood snapped the night-latch on the corridor door.