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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Lock. Where European locks have not been introduced, the locks of eastern houses are usually of wood, and consist of a partly hollow bolt, from fourteen inches to two feet long, for external doors or gates, or from seven to nine inches, for interior doors. The bolt passes through a groove in a piece attached to the door into a socket in the door-post.
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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Lock'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/l/lock.html. 1901.