man lock

man lock

n
(Civil Engineering) civil engineering an airlock that allows workmen to pass in and out of spaces with differing air pressures, esp one providing access to and from a tunnel, shaft, or caisson in which the air is compressed
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"Why, I said he was a jewel, and so your man locked him up in the royal treasury," said Jack.
When he had given him this information, and a tin porringer containing his breakfast, the man locked him up again; and went clattering along the stone passage, opening and shutting a great many other doors, and raising numberless loud echoes which resounded through the building for a long time, as if they were in prison too, and unable to get out.
When Harley Kennan, automatic in hand and naked as Adam, reached the spot, he found dog and man locked together and tearing up the forest mould in their struggle.
Imagine these cells, some two or three hundred in number, and in every one a man locked up; this one at his door for air, with his hands thrust through the grate; this one in bed (in the middle of the day, remember); and this one flung down in a heap upon the ground, with his head against the bars, like a wild beast.
Steve, Isle of Man Lock your doors Big Mac Whilst doing my ironing on Sunday and watching ATR, I had the urge, armed with my horse clippers, to sneak into McCririck's bedroom one night, and shave off his very long sideburns.
The girl then said the man locked the door and followed her to her parent's bedroom and chatted with her because she was upset with her mother.
A WOMAN was taken to hospital after a man locked himself inside a derelict pub and made threats.
A man locked up over the death of a bulimic student who took toxic slimming pills faces a retrial after having his manslaughter convictions overturned.
In an incident in February 2018, a man locked himself in an Alaska Airline plane's bathroom, stripped naked and refused to follow instructions from flight attendants during a Seattle-bound flight.
A MAN locked up after a Teesside boxing fan was robbed of his Rolex watch has had his jail term cut.
A MAN locked out of his home threatened his partner: "If you don't let me in you're dead!" Craig Kellet made the threat after being shut outside his Netherton home during a row.
Mugera said the man locked up the family in his house before slashing them to death using a panga..