Janus-faced lock
Janus-faced Ja"nus-faced`, a. Double-faced; deceitful. [1913 Webster]

{Janus-faced lock}, one having duplicate faces so as to go upon a right or a left hand door, the key entering on either side indifferently. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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  • Janus-faced — Ja nus faced , a. Double faced; deceitful. [1913 Webster] {Janus faced lock}, one having duplicate faces so as to go upon a right or a left hand door, the key entering on either side indifferently. Knight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Door — For other uses, see Door (disambiguation). A door is a movable structure used to open and close off an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or rotates inside of a space. When open, they admit ventilation… …   Wikipedia

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