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Back Door

1. In business, a slang term describing something unethical. It may also describe the action of circumventing a problem in an unusual (but still ethical) way.

2. Any way to access a computer system other than logging in or using "normal" channels. Programmers often put back doors into their programs, or a hacker may create one.

3. See: Back-Door Listing.

back door

the informal mechanism whereby the BANK OF ENGLAND buys back previously issued TREASURY BILLS in the DISCOUNT MARKET at their ruling market price in order to release money to help the DISCOUNT HOUSES overcome temporary liquidity shortages. This is done as a means of increasing the liquid funds available not only to the discount houses themselves but also to the COMMERCIAL BANKS at prevailing interest rates to enable them to maintain their lending. Compare FRONT DOOR.
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Four years ago Trap Door was founded by Mold's Amy Courtenay whose mission was to make theatre accessible throughout the community, bringing exciting theatre in education productions, into schools, theatres, hospitals as well as being for runners on the commercial scene with nationwide tours of popular contemporary and classical plays.
Amy Courtenay, the proprietor of Trap Door, took on the role of director for the production as well as tutor for the course.
At the other end of the scale, Yeovil are Stan James' 15/8 jollies to face the drop, while last season's 20th placed team, Walsall, are 9/4 with Blue Square to fall through the trap door this time around.
On May 5 last year, a member of staff was supposed to be standing guard at the trap door, but she was distracted by a customer.
Footage also showed the "button room," where three prison officers press a button at the same time to open the trap door, so that it is not clear which button opened the door.
Jersey Deputy Police chief Lenny Harper said: "We have uncovered what victims have referred to as a trap door.
It's a two-story building with one small, enclosed room downstairs and a semi-open sleeping loft accessible by a ladder through a trap door.
On a February morning in 1885, the 20-year-old who had been convicted of murder, had a noose placed around his neck and was positioned over the trap door of the scaffold at Exeter Prison.
The child crawled onto the conveyor belt next to an unmanned check-in desk and passed through a trap door with the luggage, then through an X-ray machine and out into the luggage hall.
Key features are a 20-inch Teflon-coated stainless steel barrel, black Zytel composition A2 buttstock with trap door assembly, flat top Picatinny rail to accept scope or iron sights, Jerry Miculek muzzle break, JP adjustable three-pound short trigger pull and a carbon fiber forearm.
Each sodium channel has a kind of trap door that opens and closes to let through sodium ions in response to signals from the axon.
The price to see behind the trap door in my costume is the answer to this question: Who about me do you hate the most?