wicket gate


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Noun1.wicket gate - small gate or door (especially one that is part of a larger door)
gate - a movable barrier in a fence or wall
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Dolokhov, after Anatole entered, had remained at the wicket gate and was struggling with the yard porter who was trying to lock it.
A small green court was the whole of its demesne in front; and a neat wicket gate admitted them into it.
He unlocked the wicket gate of the turret stair and went out on the roof.
This very neat and spacious edifice is erected on the site of the little wicket gate, which formerly, as all old pilgrims will recollect, stood directly across the highway, and, by its inconvenient narrowness, was a great obstruction to the traveller of liberal mind and expansive stomach The reader of John Bunyan will be glad to know that Christian's old friend Evangelist, who was accustomed to supply each pilgrim with a mystic roll, now presides at the ticket office.
It may be remembered that there was an ancient feud between Prince Beelzebub and the keeper of the wicket gate, and that the adherents of the former distinguished personage were accustomed to shoot deadly arrows at honest pilgrims while knocking at the door.
He has walked to and fro, full half an hour by the Cathedral chimes, and it has closed in dark, before he becomes quite aware of a woman crouching on the ground near a wicket gate in a corner.
'Stay there, old girl,' said Joe, 'and let us see whether there's any little commission for me to-day.' So saying, he left her to browze upon such stunted grass and weeds as happened to grow within the length of her tether, and passing through a wicket gate, entered the grounds on foot.
Presently a fresh set was formed, and Doctor Walker, the odd man out, came through the wicket gate and strolled up the garden walk.
It is believed the attacker got into a fight with the victim outside The Wicket Gate pub on Front Street before punching him unconscious.
And it has a wicket gate opening into a traditional courtyard as well as stunning views over the surrounding countryside.
Following the left hand field edge up the slope to a wicket gate, we walk ahead to pass high Brockholme on the left.