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  • n  opener consisting of a string that can be passed through a hole in a door for raising the latch from outside

  • Unlike Cardinal O'Connell, who was aloof and often absent from Boston, the new Archbishop has always kept his latchstring out, always stuck close to his job.
  • The latchstring is on the outside, and we are all tickled to death that you pulled it.
  • But he did not have time to stamp in the broad-brimmed hats he presented to each guest the customary legend: "'The latchstring always hangs outside.

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