Word of the day – hasp

hasp (n.) a clasp for a door, lid, etc., esp. one passing over a staple and fastened by a pin or a padlock

“I tried the hasp, and to my surprise, it popped open. It was unlocked! The two halves, hinged in the middle, swung easily apart, and I found myself face-to-face with Mr. Sander’s wardrobe: a blue serge suit, two shirts, a pair of brown Oxfords (with blue serge? Even I knew better than that!), and a floppy, theatrical hat that reminded me of photographs I’d seen of G.K. Chesterton in the Radio Times.”
from The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
image via answers.com
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