One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The frame in a doorway into which a door is fitted.
- ‘Three hours later the woodshed had acquired a doorcase in strict neoclassical style, with pilasters, triglyphs, and a cornice, and he was looking positively pleased with himself, as he rolled off up the hill to face the music.’
- ‘The classical doorcase with columns gradually gave way to a bold entrance embellished by carved scrolls.’
- ‘She watched wide-eyed as the man turned back toward her, leaned against the door frame.’
- ‘Dublin City Council's own conservation department listed the doorcases for protection in January 2000, but council officials will tomorrow ask councillors to support the delisting proposals.’
- ‘He repaired a number of the items such as a door frame, a window frames and two window sills that he did not feel it was necessary to replace.’
- ‘She stood in the door frame, half way between leaving the house and stepping into the chilly outdoors.’
- ‘Use a scrap piece of wood the same size as the door frame top, and set it in the front of the form to make a frame indention.’
- ‘He stretched, reaching up to the corners of the door frame and hanging from them.’
- ‘Write a number on each window or door frame and write the same number on its screen.’
- ‘The council aims to delist the 18th-century doorcases at York Street flats, then knock down the building, despite vehement opposition from residents.’
- ‘His right hand was raised, almost if he had gone to grab the door frame for support but had forgotten.’
- ‘But parts of the eighteenth-century limestone doorcases were ‘not entirely original’ which would ‘allow for a more flexible approach to either demolishing them or allowing them to be dismantled for re-use elsewhere’.’
- ‘Having made his way to the doorway he leans casually against the door frame.’
- ‘A large piece of plastic tacked to the door frame will do the job quite well.’
- ‘The joint between the door frame and the exterior and interior walls can be as much as an eighth of an inch gap.’
- ‘The timber framed doorcases have unusual strapwork decoration and pretty teardrop style fanlights above.’
- ‘She literally had to clutch the door frame to keep herself from collapsing.’
- ‘I'll do the skirting and door frame tomorrow, and also the bathroom door frame and radiator.’
- ‘I looked up in my dresser mirror and saw that she was leaning against the door frame, scrutinizing me.’
- ‘As I pass through the door frame, I see four shadows trying to creep secretly up the stairs.’
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