Glossary

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door bar

A heavy bar across a door to prevent it from being opened, such as a plank dropped between metal holders on each […]

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door bolt

A manually operated sliding rod or bar attached to a door for locking it; a spring is not part of the locking

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door closer

1. A device combining a spring for closing and a compression chamber into which liquid or air escapes slowly, thus providing a means

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door head

1. The uppermost member of a doorframe. 2. A horizontal projection above a door.

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ditriglyph

An interval between two columns such as to admit two triglyphs in the entablature instead of one, as usual.

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dog iron, dog anchor

A short bar of iron with its ends bent at right angles and pointed so as to hold together the two pieces

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discharging arch

An arch, usually segmental and often a blind arch, built above the lintel of a door or window to discharge

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distillation

A water purification process in which water is converted to a vapor by boiling it, and then reconverted to purified water by

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