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Door, (of two syll. in Tit. I, 288; cf. fire, hour etc.) a passage into a building, or into any room of it: Wiv. IV, 2, 53. Meas. IV, 1, 32. Err. III, 1, 30. Ado I, 1, 255 etc. “--s:” Gentl. III, 1, 111. Lr. II, 4, 307. Oth. I, 1, 85 (To beat, knock, make, shut the d. cf. Beat etc.). Plur. for the sing.: “the --s are made against you,” Err. III, 1, 93. “shut --s after you,” Merch. II, 5, 53. “I will make fast the --s,” II, 6, 49. “make the --s upon a woman's wit,” As IV, 1, 162. Tw. I, 4, 16 (cf. Gate). “at the d.:” Wiv. III, 3, 93. IV, 2, 98. Merch. I, 2, 147 “(knocks at the d.).” IV, 1, 15. As I, 1, 97. H4A II, 4, 93. Caes. II, 1, 70. Oth. II, 3, 48. “at d.:” Wiv. IV, 2, 111. Shr. IV, 1, 123. Wint. IV. 4, 352. H4A II, 4, 318. H4B II, 4, 381 “(knocks at d.).” H4B II, 4, 381 V, 3, 75. H8 V, 2, 17. H8 V, 2, 17 V, 4, 37. Troil. IV, 2, 36. Cymb. IV, 2, 22. “at your d.” John V, 2, 137. Tw. I, 4, 16. I, 5, 157. H6B IV, 2, 190. it would not out at “windows nor at --s,” John V, 7, 29. “to wander forth of --s,” Caes. III, 3, 3. “beg from d. to d.” Err. IV, 4, 40. “met the knave in the d.” Wiv. III, 5, 103. “dead as nail in d.” H4B V, 3, 126 (cf. Door-nail). out of d.: “the goose came out of d.” LLL III, 92. “beaten out of d.” Shr. Ind. 2, 87. John IV, 1, 34. out o' d. (Old Edd. out a d.): Err. II, 1, 11. Wint. II, 3, 67. Lr. III, 2, 11. “out of --s:” Err. IV, 4, 36. As III, 1, 15. Tw. II, 3, 78. Tim. I, 2, 25. Caes. III, 2, 183. “out o' --s:” Tp. III, 2, 78. H4B II, 4, 229. “out of my d.” Wiv. I, 4, 132. IV, 2, 194. go to the d. (== leave the house) Cor. IV, 5, 9. speak within d. (Qq --s) == do not cry so loud as to be heard in the street, Oth. IV, 2, 144. -- In many of the above-cited instances the word is taken in the sense of house, as in the following also: “their business lies out o' d.” Err. II, 1, 11. “come not within these --s,” As II, 3, 17. “rain within --s, and none abroad,” H4B IV, 5, 9. “this rain-water out o' d.” Lr. III, 2, 11. “to haunt about my --s,” Oth. I, 1, 96. “pictures out of d.” II, 1, 109 (Q1 out adoors).
Figurative use: “brought him to the d. of death,” H6C III, 3, 105. “lead directly to the d. of truth,” Oth. III, 3, 407. “is the wind in that d.?” H4A III, 3, 102. “let the foul'st contempt shut d. upon me,” H8 II, 4, 43. “to meet displeasure farther from the --s,” John V, 1, 60. “this debate that bleedeth at our --s,” H4B IV, 4, 2. “will make no wars without --s,” Ant. II, 1, 13. “all of her that is out of d. most rich,” Cymb. I, 6, 15.
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