from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A door-lock designed to be fastened to the surface of the door.


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  • I am sure that a good, well-designed door with a simple box-lock and hinges would be much less costly than velvet hangings.

    The House in Good Taste

  • Yours is a box-lock; the blackguard will have hid in the works at night, and taken the lock off, left his writing, and then screwed the lock on again: that is nothing to any Hillsborough hand.

    Put Yourself in His Place


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