hinge


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Synonyms for hinge

a circumstance upon which subsequent events depend

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attach with a hinge

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As a result of the system, fences were out of repair, gates were hanging half off the hinges, doors creaked, window-panes were out, plastering had fallen but was not replaced, weeds grew in the yard.
This was no easy task, because half of each one of the hinges of the wings was missing, it being still fastened to the body of the Gargoyle who had used it.
The door swung in on scraping hinges, and they entered.
As he pushed the massive obstacle aside, its great hinges shrieked out in weird protest against this unaccustomed disturbance.
The gates of pearl and jasper swung back upon their golden hinges, making the most ravishing music, and the Saint, stepping aside, bowed low, saying:
So I think it must be a door of rock, although I do not see any hinges.
And when she had put it into the hole of the rock, and turned it, a sudden sharp snap was heard; then, with a solemn creak that made the shivers run down the child's back, the face of the rock fell outward, like a door on hinges, and revealed a small dark chamber just inside.
The glass, raised by a powerful lever, which enabled it to overcome the pressure of the inside air on the walls of the projectile, turned rapidly on its hinges, and Satellite was thrown out.
Certainly, if Fluffy had not poked an insistent paw and nose against Pollyanna's unlatched door, the door would not have swung noiselessly open on its hinges until it stood perhaps a foot ajar; and if the door had not been open, Pollyanna would not have heard her aunt's words.
Mrs Flintwinch crossed the hall, feeling its pavement cold to her stockingless feet, and peeped in between the rusty hinges on the door, which stood a little open.
It opened softly on its hinges as Fagin gave a low whistle.
It's the only fully adjustable hinge mounted door stop.
The Posts Are Attached To The 3 Bushings On The Bottom Hinge Assembly.
EuroButt II is very practical to cabinetmakers who don't want to or can't use a butt hinge," he says.
The hinges are not worn and the door and the frame are vertical.