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  • Wood dwellings sagged, and refuse was stacked high between them.

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  • The walls of the dwellings are entirely cut out of the natural rock.

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  • They nowhere built permanent dwellings, but contented themselves with mere hovels for temporary shelter.

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  • The public buildings are mostly constructed of broken stone and mortar, plastered outside and covered with red tiles, but the common dwellings are generally constructed of tapiarough trellis-work walls filled in with mud.

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  • There are dwellings above most of the shops.

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  • There are dwellings above most of the shops.

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  • The dwellings were alight and inns packed with refugees fleeing the eastern and southern portions of the city before they, too, died in the war.

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  • From archaeological discoveries it would appear that the ancient town was preceded by a prehistoric settlement of the Bronze Age, the dwellings of which rested upon piles - one, indeed, of the so-called terremare, which are especially frequent in the neighbourhood of Parma.

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  • Their dwellings for the most part are either bowers, formed of the branches of trees, or hovels of piled logs, loosely covered with grass or bark, which they can erect in an hour, wherever they encamp. But some huts of a more substantial form were seen by Captain Matthew Flinders on the south-east coast in 1799, and by Captain King and Sir T.

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  • The archaeologist recovers his specimens from waste places, cave deposits, abandoned villages, caches, shell-heaps, refuse-heaps, enclosures, mounds, hut rings, earthworks, garden beds, quarries� and workshops, petroglyphs, trails, graves and cemeteries, cliff and cavate dwellings, ancient pueblos, ruined stone dwellings, forts and temples, canals or reservoirs.

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  • Stables, golden well, dwellings.

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  • A few species, however, like the common British forms Chelifer cancroides and Chiridium museorum, frequent human dwellings and are found in books, old chests, furniture, &c.; others like Ganypus littoralis and allied species may be found under stones or pieces of coral between tide-marks; while others, which are for the most part blind, live permanently in dark caves.

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  • Groups of these dwellings are enclosed by subsidiary stone walls so as to form distinct units within the larger precinct.

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  • Between this and the "elliptical" kraal are the "Valley Ruins," consisting of smaller buildings which may have been the dwellings of those traders who bartered the gold brought in from distant mines.

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  • In temperate latitudes the climate is generally such as to necessitate in dwellings during a great portion of the year a temperature warmer than that out of doors.

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  • Wide grassy steppes lead to the organization of the people as nomads whose wealth consists in flocks and herds, and their dwellings are tents.

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  • But the contents of early tombs and dwellings and indications supplied by such objects as stone vases and seal-stones show that the Cretans had already attained to a considerable degree of culture, and had opened out communication with the Nile valley in the time of the earliest Egyptian dynasties.

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  • They have been known to enter human dwellings, removing all the Iverminous insects contained therein.

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  • It contains the barracks and the commissariat stores, the Protestant church, orphanage, Masonic lodge, post-office and numerous private dwellings.

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  • The dwellings of the primitive settlers in the lagoons were, in all probability, rude huts made of long reeds, such as may be seen to this day in the lagoon of Grado.

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  • Groups of dwellings, such as are still to be seen on some of the small canals at Burano, clustered together along the banks of the deeper channels which traverse the lagoon islands and give access to the tide.

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  • It is these channels which determined the lines of construction; the dwellings followed their windings, and that accounts for the extraordinarily complex network of calles and canals which characterizes modern Venice.

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  • The earliest churches were built with cemeteries for the dead; and thus we find the nucleus of the city of Venice, little isolated groups of dwellings each on its separate islet, scattered, as Cassiodorus 1 says, like sea-birds' nests over the face of the waters.

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  • The Barnetts were also associated with the building of model dwellings, with the establishment of the children's country holiday fund and the annual loan exhibitions of fine art at the Whitechapel gallery.

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  • Inland the Malays live by M o e, o preference on the banks of rivers, building houses on piles some feet from the ground, and planting groves of coco-nut, betel-nut, sugar-palm and fruit-trees around their dwellings.

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  • Such a wall would be required to protect the clusters of dwellings around the Acropolis as well as the springs issuing from the rock, while the gates opening in various directions would give access to the surrounding pastures and gardens.

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  • The dwellings do not correspond in size or details with the undoubtedly prehistoric abodes on the Acropolis.

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  • The earliest settlement on the Acropolis was doubtless soon increased by groups of dwellings at its base, inhabited by the dependents of the princes who ruled in the stronghold.

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  • Lake Dwellings >>

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  • The township includes the Maori village of Ohinemutu, an interesting collection of native dwellings, whose inmates constantly use the numerous rudely excavated baths which are fed by springs varying in temperature from 60° F.

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  • The landlord was bound to keep his tenants' dwellings.

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  • The Israelites were commanded to select on the tenth of Abib (Nisan) a he-lamb of the first year, without blemish, to kill it on the eve of the fourteenth and to sprinkle with its blood the lintel and sidepost of the doors of their dwellings so that the Lord should "pass over" them when he went forth to slay the first-born of the Egyptians.

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  • These dwellings, which were called mapalia, are the modern gourbis.

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  • In 1853, Johann Heinrich Dollfus (1800-1887), mayor of the town, founded the "artisans' town" (cite ouvriere) to the north-east of the old town, consisting of about 1 200 model dwellings with public bath-, washand bakehouses, and library.

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  • Disused stone quarries in the side of the hill are used as dwellings by the inhabitants.

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  • So long, however, as its walls formed the boundary, and space therefore was limited, the citizens had to provide house-room by building dwellings of many storeys.

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  • The surface of the llanos is almost a dead level, the general elevation 1 The name means " little Venice," and is a modification of the name of Venecia (Venice), originally bestowed by Alonzo de Ojeda in 1499 on an Indian village, composed of pile dwellings on the shores of the Gulf of Maracaibo, which was called by him the Gulf of Venecia.

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  • Besides attending to the spiritual needs of the lepers, he managed, by the labour of his own hands and by appeals to the Hawaian government, to improve materially the water-supply, the dwellings, and the victualling of the settlement.

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  • North London is as a whole residential: Hackney, Islington and St Pancras consist mainly of dwellings of artisans and the middle classes; while in Hampstead, St Marylebone and Paddington are many terraces and squares of handsome houses.

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  • But even in the midst of the richest quarters, in Westminster and elsewhere, small but well-defined areas of the poorest dwellings occur.

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  • Thus the district of the Adelphi, south of Charing Cross, takes name from the block of dwellings and offices erected in 1768 by the brothers (Gr.

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  • The discovery by General Pitt Rivers in 1867 of the remains of pile dwellings both on the north and on the south of the Thames gives ground for an argument of some force in favour of the date of the foundation of London having been before the Roman occupation of Britain.

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  • Grape-stones have been found among the remains of Swiss and Italian lake dwellings of the Bronze period, and others in tufaceous volcanic deposits near Montpellier, not long before the historic era.

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  • Chinchillas live in burrows, and these subterranean dwellings undermine the ground in some parts of the Chilean Andes to such an extent as to cause danger to travellers on horseback.

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  • Yet within recent years great alterations have been effected; in the newer quarters are several handsome streets and public buildings; in the centre many insanitary dwellings have been swept away, and their place occupied by imposing blocks of shops and business premises, and a magnificent new town-hall, erected in a dominant position.

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  • 520,00o 1 In this Matmata country are the celebrated Troglodytes, people living in caves and underground dwellings now, much as they did in the days when the early Greek geographers alluded to them.

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  • The architectural style which has been principally followed in the later public buildings, among them the law courts, finished in 1897, the German bank, St Martin's hospital, as well as in numerous private dwellings, is the Italian and French Rococo, or Renaissance, adapted to the traditions of Munich architecture in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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  • During this century the first sumptuary edict ordered that the dwellings of all high officials and opulent civilians should have tiled roofs and be colored red, the latter injunction being evidently intended to stop the use of logs carrying their bark.

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  • Tiles thenceforth became the orthodox covering for a roof, hut vermilion, being regarded as a religious color, found no favor in private dwellings.

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  • The architect of private dwellings attached more importance to satin-surfaced boards and careful joinery than to any appearance of strength or solidity.

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  • V., c. 4) speaks of the importance and ornamentation of Maltese dwellings, and to this day remains of palaces and dwellings of the Roman period indicate a high degree of civilization and wealth.

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  • He also bought up various blocks of slum dwellings and converted them into model tenements, with the object of improving the conditions of the poorer classes of Dublin.

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  • One of the most characteristic features in its architecture is the number of strong loopholed towers attached to the more ancient dwellings.

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  • About the middle of the 15th century their mud-and-rush dwellings were partly replaced by stone structures, grouped around the central enclosure of the great teocalli, and bordering the causeways leading to the mainland.

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  • The town had reached its highest development when the Spaniards appeared in 1519, when it is said to have had, including suburban towns, a total of 60,000 dwellings, representing about 300,000 inhabitants.

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  • The truth is, without doubt, that the dwellings of the lower classes were still built of reeds and mud, and covered the greater part of the city's area, otherwise it is impossible to understand how a mere handful of Spanish soldiers, without tools and explosives, could so easily have levelled it to the ground.

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  • Cliff dwellings,.

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  • The opinion of Pliny, that it is the most ancient aliment of mankind, appears to be well-founded, for no less than three varieties have been found in the lake dwellings of Switzerland, in deposits belonging to the Stone Period.

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  • LAKE DWELLINGS, the term employed in archaeology for habitations constructed, not on the dry land, but within the margins of lakes or creeks at some distance from the shore.

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  • Dumont d'Urville describes four such villages in the Bay of Dorei, containing from eight to fifteen blocks or clusters of houses, each block separately built on piles, and consisting of a row of distinct dwellings.

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  • The substructure which supported the platforms on which the dwellings were placed was most frequently of piles driven into the bottom of the lake.

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  • On these substructures were the huts composing the settlement; for the peculiarity of these lake dwellings is that they were pile villages, or clusters of huts occupying a common platform.

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  • It is impossible to estimate with any degree of certainty the number of separate dwellings of which any of these villages may have consisted, but at Niederwil they stood almost contiguously on the platform, the space between them not exceeding 3 ft.

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  • The character of the relics shows that in some cases the settlements have been the dwellings of a people using no materials but stone, bone and wood for their implements, ornaments and weapons; in others, of a people using bronze as well as stone and bone; and in others again the occasional use of iron is disclosed.

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  • But, though the character of the relics is thus changed, there is no corresponding change in the construction and arrangements of the dwellings.

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  • It is now considered that the people who erected the lake dwellings of Central Europe were also the people who were spread over the mainland.

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  • The forms and the ornamentation of the implements and weapons of stone and bronze found in the lake dwellings are the same as those of the implements and weapons in these materials found in the soil of the adjacent regions, and both groups must therefore be ascribed to the industry of one and the same people.

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  • Their food was nutritious and varied, their dwellings neither unhealthy nor incommodious.

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  • Other classes of prehistoric pile-structures akin to the lake dwellings are the Terremare of Italy and the Terpen of Holland.

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  • Unlike the terremare and the lake dwellings they do not seem to belong to the prehistoric ages, but yield indications of occupation in post-Roman and medieval times.

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  • The substance of these reports has been issued as a separate work in England, The Lake Dwellings of Switzerland and other parts of Europe, by Dr Ferdinand Keller, translated and arranged by John Edward Lee, 2nd ed.

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  • From the 4th century onwards its grottoes were the dwellings of Christian hermits, amongst whom John of Lycopolis was the most celebrated.

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  • In the case of small and irregular consumers, such as the inhabitants of model dwellings and flats inhabited chiefly by working-class tenants, coin-in-the-slot meters are much employed.

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  • In a large number of cases this had only been delayed by so constructing the houses that they were used both as dwellings and as chapels at one and the same time.

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  • For the distinguishing marks of all these, the number of their genera and species, their habits and transformations and dwellings, the reader must be referred to the writings of specialists.

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  • The corporation has shown some concern for the housing of the poor, and an extensive scheme taken up in 1904 included the provision of cottage dwellings in the suburbs, as at Clontarf, besides improvements within the city itself.

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  • For the Christian prophet has disappeared, and with him the custom of holding Eucharists in private dwellings.

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  • Here they dwell in the "raths," old earth-forts, or earthen bases of later palisaded dwellings of the Norman period, and in the subterranean houses, common also in Scotland.

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  • The "outer school," to the north of the convent area, contains a large schoolroom divided across the middle by a screen or partition, and surrounded by fourteen little rooms, termed the dwellings of the scholars.

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  • There remain many public edifices and dwellings of the colonial period, severely plain in appearance, with heavy stone walls and tile roofs.

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  • west of Santa Fe, are many prehistoric cave, cliff and communal dwellings, and near the city are several prehistoric mounds.

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  • Personal ornaments and decorations of dwellings, furniture, vehicles and pottery had once a consecrating, or - what often comes to the same thing - a prophylactic value and significance.

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  • The native dwellings are constructed of wood, or occasionally are huts thatched with grass at the sides and top. What little cooking is undertaken among the poorer natives is usually done outside.

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  • In spite of moral and material progress - indeed largely because of changes in their food, clothing, dwellings and of other " advantages " of civilization - the race is probably dying out.

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  • It is picturesquely situated on the western slope of the Lea valley, with a consider able extension towards the river, mainly consisting of artisans' dwellings (Churchbury, Ponder's End, and Enfield Highway on the Old North Road).

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  • On this account it is our duty, in memory of the saints, to pay due honour to their relics and especially to their bodies, which were the temples and dwellings of the Holy Ghost in which He dwelt and worked, and which in the resurrection are to be made like to the body of Christ; and in likewise because God honours them, in that He works wonders in their presence (Summa theol.

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  • Further excavations in the lower parts of the city will probably bring to light the dwellings of the citizens who garrisoned the place.

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  • The pensioners now live out and the hospital has been converted into artisans' dwellings.

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  • Englishmen must not speak the Irish tongue, nor receive Irish minstrels into their dwellings, nor even ride in the Irish fashion; while to give or sell horses or armour to the Irish was made a treasonable offence.

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  • A copious supply of water was required for the service of the altars and temples, for the private dwellings of priests and officials, for the use of the gymnasium, palaestra, &c., and for the thermae which arose in Roman times.

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  • Its mud and pantile dwellings are here and there relieved by a mosque tower, but the aspect of the town is far from inviting.

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  • Among the enactments the following are the most important: - the institution of industrial and labour councils, composed of employers and social employes, and of a superior council, formed of officials, workmen and employers (1887); laws assisting the erection of workmen's dwellings and supervising the labour of women and children (1889); laws for ameliorating the system of Friendly Societies (1890); laws regulating workshops (1896); conferring corporate rights on trades' unions (1898); guaranteeing the security and health of working men during hours of labour (1899).

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  • On the seaward side of the dike are some houses built on piles in the style of lake dwellings.

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  • More than one half of the dwellings in the city are mere shacks or nipa huts.

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  • Two interesting examples of such sayings may be quoted: (I) "That which is weak shall be saved by that which is strong"; (2) "Jesus, on whom be peace, has said: `The world is merely a bridge; ye are to pass over it, and not to build your dwellings upon it.'" The first of these is from the Apostolic Canons (c. A.D.

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  • These dwellings are usually holes in the ground, and presumably had thatched roofs.

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  • C. i is on the earliest dwellings of man; C. 2 on systems of Thales, Heraclitus, Democritus, &c.; c. 3 on bricks; c. 4 on sand; c. 5 on lime; c. 6 on pozzolana; c. 7 on kinds of stone for building; c. 8 on methods of constructing walls in stone, brick, concrete and marble, and on the materials for stucco; c. 9 on timber, time for felling it, seasoning, &c.; and c. to on the fir trees of the Apennines.

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  • The modern dwellings in it have now been cleared out, and the interior admirably preserved and cleaned by a native Syrian architect.

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  • "Let us make," said Gaiseric, "for the dwellings of the men with whom God is angry," and he left the conduct of his marauding ships to wind and wave.

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  • Dwellings require careful construction, with thick walls and roofs of non-conducting material to keep out the heat-rays, and fans and punkahs are essential for the promotion of currents of air in the inhabited rooms. Personal protection, in the shape of thick pith topees, or cork helmets, and spinal pads, is necessary in the hot months, the clothing being light and loose and not too thin.

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  • overlooking the sea, has been laid out on a somewhat more spacious plan, with isolated dwellings and wide thoroughfares, some planted with trees.

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  • Their dwellings are circular, rubblebuilt, flat, clay-topped houses, or caves in the limestone rocks.

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  • The serpent tribe in India is numerous; they swarm in all the gardens, and intrude into the dwellings of the inhabitants, especially in the rainy season.

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  • The government edifices, large retail shops and most of the fine urban residences are in the ciudad nueva, while most of the urban industries, the railway stations and the dwellings of the poorer classes are in the ciudad novisima.

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  • But the town suffered much at the hands of the Arabs, of Barbary pirates, and of its inhabitants, who constructed many of their dwellings out of the ruined Roman buildings.

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  • It consists of more than sixty separate dwellings, grouped within a triangular palisaded defence, formed in the midst of a marsh now partially reclaimed.

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  • The dwellings were circular, from 18 to 35 ft.

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  • (See LAKE DWELLINGS.) Authorities.

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  • Munro, The Lake Dwellings of Europe: being the Rhind Lectures in Archaeology for 1888 (with a bibliography of the subject) (London, 1890); Ancient Scottish Lake-Dwellings or Crannogs (Edinburgh, 1882); Col.

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  • We may note, however, the difference between the house of Priam, surrounded by distinct dwellings for his many sons and daughters, and the houses of Ulysses and Alcinous, with many chambers under a single roof.

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  • Most of the private dwellings date from the 16th century, and there are practically none of earlier date than the 15th century.

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  • A praiseworthy desire to maintain the picturesqueness of the town has led most of the builders of new houses to imitate the lofty peaked gables, oriel windows and red-tiled roofs of the older dwellings.

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  • A special interest attaches to the dwellings of Albrecht Dürer, Hans Sachs, the cobbler-poet, and Johann Palm, the patriotic bookseller who was shot by order of Napoleon in 1806.

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  • Within Colorado there are pueblos and cave dwellings commemorative of the Indian period and culture of the southwest.

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  • dwellings, but the Laguna tribe, numbering, 1077 in 1900 and 1384 in 1905, now live mostly in their former summer villages on the plain.

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  • " The use of flax," says Ferdinand Keller (Lake Dwellings of Switzerland, translated by J.

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  • In the 4th century, however, Philippus of Theangela in south Caria describes Leleges still surviving as serfs of the true Carians, and Strabo, in the 1st century B.C., attributes to the Leleges a well-marked group of deserted forts, tombs and dwellings which ranged (and can still be traced) from the neighbourhood of Theangela and Halicarnassus as far north as Miletus, the southern limit of the "true Carians" of Pherecydes.

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  • Here also is Skansen, an ingenious reproduction in miniature of the salient physical features of Sweden with its flora, fauna, and characteristic dwellings inhabited by peasants in the picturesque costumes of the various districts.

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  • Outside the city are a number of model villages (each of the principal tribes of the Sudan having its own settlement) in which the dwellings are built after the tribal fashion.

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  • He made, in fact, of Carthage a pirate's stronghold, whence he issued forth, like the Barbary pirates of a later day, to attack, as he himself said, "the dwellings of the men with whom God is angry," leaving the question who those men might be to the decision of the elements.

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  • He took refuge in a mountain fortress called Pappua on the Numidian frontier, and there, after enduring great hardships in the squalid dwellings of the Moors, surrendered to his pursuers in March 534.

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  • Jurists at one time contended that according to international law a right of " ex-territoriality " attached to consuls, their persons and dwellings being sacred, and themselves amenable to local authority only in cases of strong suspicion on political grounds.

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  • 6 a may result, a point of extreme importance in connexion with the lighting and ventilation of dwellings, the purification of rivers and streams, and the general diminution of epidemics in nature.

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  • But open sewers, public pumps, cobble-paved roads, open market-places and overcrowded subterranean dwellings are now abolished.

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  • The city is excellently drained, well-paved, well-lighted and furnished with an abundant supply of filtered water, while the cellar dwellings have given place to light and airy tenements, and Berlin justly claims to rank among the cleanest and healthiest capitals in Europe.

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  • At this time also the maiddn, the park of Calcutta, was formed; and the healthiness of its position induced the European inhabitants gradually to shift their dwellings eastward, and to occupy what is now the Chowringhee quarter.

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  • There are very few dwellings situated at a higher level than moo ft., and on the lower ground the Chalk and the Oolitic limestones, where they crop out on the surface, are extremely thinly peopled, and so as a rule are areas of alluvial deposits and the Tertiary sands.

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  • weights and measures, fertilizing and feeding stuffs, wild birds' protection, land transfer, locomotives on highways and the acquisition of small dwellings.

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  • The council may convert corporate land, with the approval of the Local Government Board, into sites for workmen's dwellings.

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  • Power is given to prohibit the use as dwellings of any cellars, vaults or underground rooms built or occupied after 1875, and with regard to such cellars as were occupied as dwellings before 1875, the continued occupation of these is also forbidden unless they comply with certain stringent requirements as to the height of the rooms, height of the ceilings above the surface of Cellar .

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  • At the Cape it was formerly common, and occasionally committed great havoc among the cattle, while it did not hesitate to enter the Kaffir dwellings at night and carry off children sleeping by their mothers.

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  • Ignorant of agriculture, with no dwellings but rough huts or breakwinds of sticks and bark, without dogs or other domestic animals, these savages, until the coming of civilized man, roamed after food within their tribal bounds.

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  • Setaria italica, Hungarian grass, is extensively grown as a food-grain both in China and Japan, parts of India and western Asia, as well as in Europe, where its culture dates from prehistoric times; it is found in considerable quantity in the lake dwellings of the Stone age.

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  • The caves of the highlands are often used as dwellings.

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  • The badmashes, or criminal class, broke forth from their quarter and began to burn and plunder the dwellings of the British.

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  • The following are the usual assumptions made in good practice for superimposed loads: Floors of dwellings and offices..

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  • The city is situated on two plateaus; the lower is occupied chiefly by factories, the upper by dwellings.

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  • As the land becomes higher, the dwellings improve; but, despite the presence of a doctor in each commune, disease is everywhere rife.

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  • The general aspect of the town is picturesque; the streets are fairly spacious, though ill-kept and filthy; the houses are all of stone, many of them well-built and four or five storeys high, with terraced roofs and large projecting windows as in Jidda - a style of building which has not varied materially since the Toth century (Mukaddasi, p. 71), and gains in effect from the way in which the dwellings run up the sides and spurs of the mountains.

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  • Here, in the time of Ibn Jubair, the Maqam or standing stone of Abraham was usually placed for better security, but brought out on great occasions.2 The houses of ancient Mecca pressed close upon the Ka`ba, the noblest families, who traced their descent from Iosai, the reputed founder of the city, having their dwellings immediately round the sanctuary.

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  • The multiplication of pilgrims after Islam soon made it necessary to clear away the nearest dwellings and enlarge the place of prayer around the Ancient House.

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  • On the Roseninsel, an island in the lake, remains of lacustrine dwellings have been discovered.

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  • Despite the needs of civil war, it was not on castles that the builders energy was spent; the government discouraged fortresses in private hands, and the dwellings of the new nobility of Edward IV.

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  • Their pacific temper exposed them to the raids of the Kirghiz, who compelled them first to settle in Dzungaria, then to move their dwellings several times, and ultimately (in 1742) to recognize the sovereignty of Russia.

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  • Alphonse de Candolle, who has collected the evidence on this point, draws attention to the fact that no traces of this cereal have hitherto been found in Egyptian monuments, or in the earlier Swiss dwellings, though seeds have been found in association with weapons of the Bronze period at Olmiitz.

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  • In 1683 it was still only a "cluster of twenty-seven dwellings, more than half of them grog-shops," but by 1790 it counted more than a thousand houses.

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  • The improvements made upon them consist of the cheap wooden dwellings for the managers, dormitories and dining-halls for the men, stables for the horses, and sheds and workshops for repairing machinery.

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  • This improvement is due to greater cleanliness, better dwellings, better nourishment, and the increase in the number of doctors.

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  • Communal dwellings on a much smaller scale occur at Meroka, east of the Astrolabe mountains.

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  • On many of these desolate rocks, which could have afforded only the barest sustenance, there are remains of the dwellings and churches of early religious settlers who sought solitude here.

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  • The forest and coast tribes make their dwellings chiefly of wood framing filled in with the leaf-stalks of the traveller's tree, with the leaves themselves forming the roof covering.

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  • On the edges of these forests stood isolated dwellings like sentinel outposts; while the inhabitants of the scattered hamlets, caves hollowed in the ground, rude circular huts or lake-dwellings, were less occupied with domestic life than with war and the chase.

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  • The Gygaean lake (where remains of pile dwellings have been found) still abounds with carp.

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  • Fishing is carried on, though there is no port and the fishermen haul their boats up the beach; the old hulks (caloges) serve as sheds and even as dwellings.

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  • The rocky heights south and west of the town, whence the building material is largely obtained, are full of natural and artificial caverns, once used as dwellings, cloisters and graves, where are most of the ' Pictures in Burkitt, Early East.

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  • A summary of early results as to these mounds was published by Munro (Lake Dwellings) in 1890, but scientific investigation really began only with the excavation of the terramara at Castellazzo di Fontanellato (province of Parma) in 1889.

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  • Hence Pigorini regards the terramara people as an Aryan lake-dwelling people who invaded the north of Italy in two waves from Central Europe (the Danube valley) in the end of the stone age and the beginning of the bronze age, bringing with them the building tradition which led them to erect pile dwellings on dry land.

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  • In front of him, whitewashed dwellings lined wide cobbled streets and reflected brightly in the moonlight.

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  • Vara slowed their horse, halting on the other side of the city, where wooden dwellings gave way to stone hovels.

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  • The dwellings were alight and inns packed with refugees fleeing the eastern and southern portions of the city before they, too, died in the war.

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  • Wood dwellings sagged, and refuse was stacked high between them.

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  • Stables, golden well, dwellings.

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  • antiquary private dwellings have occasionally survived, and have more often been recorded by antiquaries and heralds.

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  • artisans ' dwellings called Wells Buildings.

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  • Planning permission has been granted for the erection of 9 new dwellings and the conversion of the existing boathouse to provide 4 apartments.

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  • In Palestine in the time of Jesus, ordinary dwellings were constructed of sun-dried bricks of mud or clay on a stone foundation.

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  • burglary in dwellings fell by 24 per cent between 1990 and 2003-4.

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  • commensal rodents in English dwellings as revealed by the 1996 English house condition survey.

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  • commoners ' rights, these dwellings would probably have been scattered about the moor.

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  • competent to undertake detailed energy assessments on existing dwellings.

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  • Today the village has around 380 houses ranging from listed manor houses and quaint cottages, to modern town houses and octagonal architect-designed dwellings.

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  • It need not be physically enclosed and buildings other than dwellings can have curtilages.

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  • Class F - Council Tax payer deceased This class relates to dwellings where the person liable to pay Council tax is deceased.

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  • dilapidated mud huts have been replaced with better built dwellings all with corrugated steel roofs.

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  • He promised him that he shall have the people inhabit safe dwellings!

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  • dwellings all once erected in the Manor.

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  • The status of NHER Site Assessor demonstrates that you are competent to undertake detailed energy assessments on existing dwellings.

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  • An increase in funding of discretionary grants to reduce the number of unfit private sector dwellings.

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  • Extract: BULKY ITEM COLLECTION SERVICES Who can use the service - All occupied Domestic dwellings for which free household waste collection provided... .

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  • Members felt that getting some measure of the likely extent of vacant dwellings was important.

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  • Outline application for the erection of a pair of semi-detached dwellings.

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  • replacement dwellings should not increase the volume of the original property by more than 10 per cent.

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  • The city of Guadix with the cave dwellings, where people still live today, is 1 hour away.

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  • Ten crannogs (ancient loch dwellings) on Islay have been surveyed by Mark Holley.

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  • Even the humble artisans ' dwellings had been swept away and replaced by blocks of council flats.

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  • For London, dwelling density rose from 48 new dwellings per hectare in 1993 to 56 in 2000.

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  • They cleared the thickly forested land, built log dwellings, made merry with Highland games at Johnson Hall gatherings with the friendly Mohawks.

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  • Early dwellings had their fires in an open hearth on the floor, in the middle of the main room.

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  • The fortified castle and the miserable hovel seem to have been then the almost only distinction of dwellings.

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  • All the dwellings are walled into compounds to keep the ubiquitous hyena from the animals at night.

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  • He points out that many people can avoid illness simply by ensuring that the basement of dwellings is made impermeable to such gases.

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  • insanitary crowded dwellings of the poor in Bristol.

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  • Fuel poverty can only be cured if households live in adequately insulated dwellings that can both retain heat and be heated at modest cost.

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  • It is secluded from roads, tranquil, well irrigated and the dwellings offer stables and hay storage.

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  • Today the village has around 380 houses ranging from listed manor houses and quaint cottages, to modern town houses and octagonal architect-designed dwellings.

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  • Assessment centers are already offering domestic natural gas and LPG in permanent dwellings ' tailored ' and packaged initial assessments.

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  • Pygmy groups are essentially nomadic, they build these dwellings to sleep in.

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  • occupancy of agricultural dwellings.

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  • Domestic dwellings would therefore be deliberately built off-site prime ground - in locations we now consider marginal.

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  • robbed of stone to build towns and private dwellings.

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  • shanty dwellings of displaced desert nomads.

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  • Dwellings, rehearsal facilities, a 200 seat theater and a separate large restaurant were all shoehorned into the same building.

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  • slum dwellings were still a common sight in Scottish cities.

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  • Shops are also seen as integral to housing communities and the spaces between dwellings appear much more sociable.

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  • Today the village has around 380 houses ranging from listed manor houses and quaint cottages, to modern town houses and octagonal architect-designed dwellings.

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  • troglodyte dwellings in the cliffs.

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  • The Underground Cities of Cappadocia: Turkish region whose geology - soft volcanic tuffs - favored carved underground dwellings.

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  • We live in dwellings with hitherto undreamed of amenities.

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  • unfit private sector dwellings.

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  • unsanitary dwellings at this time.

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  • Some of the cottages which we see in Breamore today replaced the former tiny and often unsanitary dwellings at this time.

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  • vacant dwellings being used to meet some of the future housing needs.

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  • yam houses, and the second ring of the dwellings that face them.

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  • A few species, however, like the common British forms Chelifer cancroides and Chiridium museorum, frequent human dwellings and are found in books, old chests, furniture, &c.; others like Ganypus littoralis and allied species may be found under stones or pieces of coral between tide-marks; while others, which are for the most part blind, live permanently in dark caves.

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  • The walls of the dwellings are entirely cut out of the natural rock.

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  • Groups of these dwellings are enclosed by subsidiary stone walls so as to form distinct units within the larger precinct.

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  • Between this and the "elliptical" kraal are the "Valley Ruins," consisting of smaller buildings which may have been the dwellings of those traders who bartered the gold brought in from distant mines.

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  • His archaeological work included the investigation of lake dwellings and other prehistoric structures; he went with Schliemann to Troy in 1879, fruits of the expedition being two books, ZurLandeskunde der Troas (1880) and Alt-trojanische Gr p ber and Schad (1882); in 1881 he visited the Caucasus, and on his return published Das Graberfeld von Koban im Lande der Osseten; and in 1888 he accompanied Schliemann to Egypt, Nubia and the Peloponnese.

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  • In temperate latitudes the climate is generally such as to necessitate in dwellings during a great portion of the year a temperature warmer than that out of doors.

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  • From archaeological discoveries it would appear that the ancient town was preceded by a prehistoric settlement of the Bronze Age, the dwellings of which rested upon piles - one, indeed, of the so-called terremare, which are especially frequent in the neighbourhood of Parma.

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  • They nowhere built permanent dwellings, but contented themselves with mere hovels for temporary shelter.

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  • Their dwellings for the most part are either bowers, formed of the branches of trees, or hovels of piled logs, loosely covered with grass or bark, which they can erect in an hour, wherever they encamp. But some huts of a more substantial form were seen by Captain Matthew Flinders on the south-east coast in 1799, and by Captain King and Sir T.

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  • The public buildings are mostly constructed of broken stone and mortar, plastered outside and covered with red tiles, but the common dwellings are generally constructed of tapiarough trellis-work walls filled in with mud.

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  • Wide grassy steppes lead to the organization of the people as nomads whose wealth consists in flocks and herds, and their dwellings are tents.

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  • But the contents of early tombs and dwellings and indications supplied by such objects as stone vases and seal-stones show that the Cretans had already attained to a considerable degree of culture, and had opened out communication with the Nile valley in the time of the earliest Egyptian dynasties.

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  • They have been known to enter human dwellings, removing all the Iverminous insects contained therein.

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  • It contains the barracks and the commissariat stores, the Protestant church, orphanage, Masonic lodge, post-office and numerous private dwellings.

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  • The dwellings of the primitive settlers in the lagoons were, in all probability, rude huts made of long reeds, such as may be seen to this day in the lagoon of Grado.

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  • Groups of dwellings, such as are still to be seen on some of the small canals at Burano, clustered together along the banks of the deeper channels which traverse the lagoon islands and give access to the tide.

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  • It is these channels which determined the lines of construction; the dwellings followed their windings, and that accounts for the extraordinarily complex network of calles and canals which characterizes modern Venice.

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  • The earliest churches were built with cemeteries for the dead; and thus we find the nucleus of the city of Venice, little isolated groups of dwellings each on its separate islet, scattered, as Cassiodorus 1 says, like sea-birds' nests over the face of the waters.

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  • The Barnetts were also associated with the building of model dwellings, with the establishment of the children's country holiday fund and the annual loan exhibitions of fine art at the Whitechapel gallery.

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  • Inland the Malays live by M o e, o preference on the banks of rivers, building houses on piles some feet from the ground, and planting groves of coco-nut, betel-nut, sugar-palm and fruit-trees around their dwellings.

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  • Such a wall would be required to protect the clusters of dwellings around the Acropolis as well as the springs issuing from the rock, while the gates opening in various directions would give access to the surrounding pastures and gardens.

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  • The dwellings do not correspond in size or details with the undoubtedly prehistoric abodes on the Acropolis.

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  • The earliest settlement on the Acropolis was doubtless soon increased by groups of dwellings at its base, inhabited by the dependents of the princes who ruled in the stronghold.

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  • The township includes the Maori village of Ohinemutu, an interesting collection of native dwellings, whose inmates constantly use the numerous rudely excavated baths which are fed by springs varying in temperature from 60° F.

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  • The landlord was bound to keep his tenants' dwellings.

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  • The Israelites were commanded to select on the tenth of Abib (Nisan) a he-lamb of the first year, without blemish, to kill it on the eve of the fourteenth and to sprinkle with its blood the lintel and sidepost of the doors of their dwellings so that the Lord should "pass over" them when he went forth to slay the first-born of the Egyptians.

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  • These dwellings, which were called mapalia, are the modern gourbis.

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  • In 1853, Johann Heinrich Dollfus (1800-1887), mayor of the town, founded the "artisans' town" (cite ouvriere) to the north-east of the old town, consisting of about 1 200 model dwellings with public bath-, washand bakehouses, and library.

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  • Disused stone quarries in the side of the hill are used as dwellings by the inhabitants.

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  • So long, however, as its walls formed the boundary, and space therefore was limited, the citizens had to provide house-room by building dwellings of many storeys.

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  • The surface of the llanos is almost a dead level, the general elevation 1 The name means " little Venice," and is a modification of the name of Venecia (Venice), originally bestowed by Alonzo de Ojeda in 1499 on an Indian village, composed of pile dwellings on the shores of the Gulf of Maracaibo, which was called by him the Gulf of Venecia.

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  • Besides attending to the spiritual needs of the lepers, he managed, by the labour of his own hands and by appeals to the Hawaian government, to improve materially the water-supply, the dwellings, and the victualling of the settlement.

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  • North London is as a whole residential: Hackney, Islington and St Pancras consist mainly of dwellings of artisans and the middle classes; while in Hampstead, St Marylebone and Paddington are many terraces and squares of handsome houses.

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  • But even in the midst of the richest quarters, in Westminster and elsewhere, small but well-defined areas of the poorest dwellings occur.

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  • Thus the district of the Adelphi, south of Charing Cross, takes name from the block of dwellings and offices erected in 1768 by the brothers (Gr.

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  • The discovery by General Pitt Rivers in 1867 of the remains of pile dwellings both on the north and on the south of the Thames gives ground for an argument of some force in favour of the date of the foundation of London having been before the Roman occupation of Britain.

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  • Grape-stones have been found among the remains of Swiss and Italian lake dwellings of the Bronze period, and others in tufaceous volcanic deposits near Montpellier, not long before the historic era.

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  • Chinchillas live in burrows, and these subterranean dwellings undermine the ground in some parts of the Chilean Andes to such an extent as to cause danger to travellers on horseback.

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  • Yet within recent years great alterations have been effected; in the newer quarters are several handsome streets and public buildings; in the centre many insanitary dwellings have been swept away, and their place occupied by imposing blocks of shops and business premises, and a magnificent new town-hall, erected in a dominant position.

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  • 520,00o 1 In this Matmata country are the celebrated Troglodytes, people living in caves and underground dwellings now, much as they did in the days when the early Greek geographers alluded to them.

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  • The architectural style which has been principally followed in the later public buildings, among them the law courts, finished in 1897, the German bank, St Martin's hospital, as well as in numerous private dwellings, is the Italian and French Rococo, or Renaissance, adapted to the traditions of Munich architecture in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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  • During this century the first sumptuary edict ordered that the dwellings of all high officials and opulent civilians should have tiled roofs and be colored red, the latter injunction being evidently intended to stop the use of logs carrying their bark.

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  • Tiles thenceforth became the orthodox covering for a roof, hut vermilion, being regarded as a religious color, found no favor in private dwellings.

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  • The architect of private dwellings attached more importance to satin-surfaced boards and careful joinery than to any appearance of strength or solidity.

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  • V., c. 4) speaks of the importance and ornamentation of Maltese dwellings, and to this day remains of palaces and dwellings of the Roman period indicate a high degree of civilization and wealth.

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  • He also bought up various blocks of slum dwellings and converted them into model tenements, with the object of improving the conditions of the poorer classes of Dublin.

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  • 3, 8) - is the well-known " bed-bug " which abounds in unclean dwellings and sucks human blood (see BUG).

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  • One of the most characteristic features in its architecture is the number of strong loopholed towers attached to the more ancient dwellings.

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  • About the middle of the 15th century their mud-and-rush dwellings were partly replaced by stone structures, grouped around the central enclosure of the great teocalli, and bordering the causeways leading to the mainland.

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  • The town had reached its highest development when the Spaniards appeared in 1519, when it is said to have had, including suburban towns, a total of 60,000 dwellings, representing about 300,000 inhabitants.

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  • The truth is, without doubt, that the dwellings of the lower classes were still built of reeds and mud, and covered the greater part of the city's area, otherwise it is impossible to understand how a mere handful of Spanish soldiers, without tools and explosives, could so easily have levelled it to the ground.

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  • The archaeologist recovers his specimens from waste places, cave deposits, abandoned villages, caches, shell-heaps, refuse-heaps, enclosures, mounds, hut rings, earthworks, garden beds, quarries� and workshops, petroglyphs, trails, graves and cemeteries, cliff and cavate dwellings, ancient pueblos, ruined stone dwellings, forts and temples, canals or reservoirs.

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  • Cliff dwellings,.

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  • Ancient tombs with fragments of vases have also been found, and there are cases which have been used as primitive tombs or dwellings, and a group of some fifty tumuli near Altamura.

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  • Many of the dwellings of the richer residents are adorned with arcades, the marble columns of which were taken from the ruins of Carthage.

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  • The opinion of Pliny, that it is the most ancient aliment of mankind, appears to be well-founded, for no less than three varieties have been found in the lake dwellings of Switzerland, in deposits belonging to the Stone Period.

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  • LAKE DWELLINGS, the term employed in archaeology for habitations constructed, not on the dry land, but within the margins of lakes or creeks at some distance from the shore.

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  • Dumont d'Urville describes four such villages in the Bay of Dorei, containing from eight to fifteen blocks or clusters of houses, each block separately built on piles, and consisting of a row of distinct dwellings.

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  • The archaeological researches of the past fifty years have shown that such artificial constructions in lakes were used as defensive dwellings by the Celtic people from an early period to medieval times (see Crannog).

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  • The substructure which supported the platforms on which the dwellings were placed was most frequently of piles driven into the bottom of the lake.

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  • On these substructures were the huts composing the settlement; for the peculiarity of these lake dwellings is that they were pile villages, or clusters of huts occupying a common platform.

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  • It is impossible to estimate with any degree of certainty the number of separate dwellings of which any of these villages may have consisted, but at Niederwil they stood almost contiguously on the platform, the space between them not exceeding 3 ft.

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  • The character of the relics shows that in some cases the settlements have been the dwellings of a people using no materials but stone, bone and wood for their implements, ornaments and weapons; in others, of a people using bronze as well as stone and bone; and in others again the occasional use of iron is disclosed.

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  • But, though the character of the relics is thus changed, there is no corresponding change in the construction and arrangements of the dwellings.

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  • It is now considered that the people who erected the lake dwellings of Central Europe were also the people who were spread over the mainland.

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  • The forms and the ornamentation of the implements and weapons of stone and bronze found in the lake dwellings are the same as those of the implements and weapons in these materials found in the soil of the adjacent regions, and both groups must therefore be ascribed to the industry of one and the same people.

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  • Their food was nutritious and varied, their dwellings neither unhealthy nor incommodious.

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  • The improved cultural conditions become apparent in the multiplication of the varieties of tools, weapons and ornaments made possible by the more adaptable qualities of the new material; and that the development of the Bronze age culture in the lake dwellings followed the same course as in the surrounding regions where the people dwelt on the dry land is evident from the correspondence of the types of implements, weapons, ornaments and utensils common to both these conditions of life.

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  • Other classes of prehistoric pile-structures akin to the lake dwellings are the Terremare of Italy and the Terpen of Holland.

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  • Unlike the terremare and the lake dwellings they do not seem to belong to the prehistoric ages, but yield indications of occupation in post-Roman and medieval times.

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  • The substance of these reports has been issued as a separate work in England, The Lake Dwellings of Switzerland and other parts of Europe, by Dr Ferdinand Keller, translated and arranged by John Edward Lee, 2nd ed.

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  • From the 4th century onwards its grottoes were the dwellings of Christian hermits, amongst whom John of Lycopolis was the most celebrated.

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  • In the case of small and irregular consumers, such as the inhabitants of model dwellings and flats inhabited chiefly by working-class tenants, coin-in-the-slot meters are much employed.

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  • In a large number of cases this had only been delayed by so constructing the houses that they were used both as dwellings and as chapels at one and the same time.

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  • For the distinguishing marks of all these, the number of their genera and species, their habits and transformations and dwellings, the reader must be referred to the writings of specialists.

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  • The corporation has shown some concern for the housing of the poor, and an extensive scheme taken up in 1904 included the provision of cottage dwellings in the suburbs, as at Clontarf, besides improvements within the city itself.

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  • For the Christian prophet has disappeared, and with him the custom of holding Eucharists in private dwellings.

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  • Here they dwell in the "raths," old earth-forts, or earthen bases of later palisaded dwellings of the Norman period, and in the subterranean houses, common also in Scotland.

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  • The "outer school," to the north of the convent area, contains a large schoolroom divided across the middle by a screen or partition, and surrounded by fourteen little rooms, termed the dwellings of the scholars.

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  • Beyond the cloister, at the extreme verge of the convent area to the south, stands the "factory" (Z), containing workshops for shoemakers, saddlers (or shoemakers, sellarii), cutlers and grinders, trencher-makers, tanners, curriers, fullers, smiths and goldsmiths, with their dwellings in the rear.

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  • There remain many public edifices and dwellings of the colonial period, severely plain in appearance, with heavy stone walls and tile roofs.

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  • west of Santa Fe, are many prehistoric cave, cliff and communal dwellings, and near the city are several prehistoric mounds.

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  • Personal ornaments and decorations of dwellings, furniture, vehicles and pottery had once a consecrating, or - what often comes to the same thing - a prophylactic value and significance.

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  • The native dwellings are constructed of wood, or occasionally are huts thatched with grass at the sides and top. What little cooking is undertaken among the poorer natives is usually done outside.

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  • In spite of moral and material progress - indeed largely because of changes in their food, clothing, dwellings and of other " advantages " of civilization - the race is probably dying out.

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  • It is picturesquely situated on the western slope of the Lea valley, with a consider able extension towards the river, mainly consisting of artisans' dwellings (Churchbury, Ponder's End, and Enfield Highway on the Old North Road).

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  • On this account it is our duty, in memory of the saints, to pay due honour to their relics and especially to their bodies, which were the temples and dwellings of the Holy Ghost in which He dwelt and worked, and which in the resurrection are to be made like to the body of Christ; and in likewise because God honours them, in that He works wonders in their presence (Summa theol.

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  • Further excavations in the lower parts of the city will probably bring to light the dwellings of the citizens who garrisoned the place.

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  • The pensioners now live out and the hospital has been converted into artisans' dwellings.

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  • Englishmen must not speak the Irish tongue, nor receive Irish minstrels into their dwellings, nor even ride in the Irish fashion; while to give or sell horses or armour to the Irish was made a treasonable offence.

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  • A copious supply of water was required for the service of the altars and temples, for the private dwellings of priests and officials, for the use of the gymnasium, palaestra, &c., and for the thermae which arose in Roman times.

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  • Its mud and pantile dwellings are here and there relieved by a mosque tower, but the aspect of the town is far from inviting.

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  • Among the enactments the following are the most important: - the institution of industrial and labour councils, composed of employers and social employes, and of a superior council, formed of officials, workmen and employers (1887); laws assisting the erection of workmen's dwellings and supervising the labour of women and children (1889); laws for ameliorating the system of Friendly Societies (1890); laws regulating workshops (1896); conferring corporate rights on trades' unions (1898); guaranteeing the security and health of working men during hours of labour (1899).

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  • On the seaward side of the dike are some houses built on piles in the style of lake dwellings.

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  • More than one half of the dwellings in the city are mere shacks or nipa huts.

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  • Two interesting examples of such sayings may be quoted: (I) "That which is weak shall be saved by that which is strong"; (2) "Jesus, on whom be peace, has said: `The world is merely a bridge; ye are to pass over it, and not to build your dwellings upon it.'" The first of these is from the Apostolic Canons (c. A.D.

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  • These dwellings are usually holes in the ground, and presumably had thatched roofs.

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  • C. i is on the earliest dwellings of man; C. 2 on systems of Thales, Heraclitus, Democritus, &c.; c. 3 on bricks; c. 4 on sand; c. 5 on lime; c. 6 on pozzolana; c. 7 on kinds of stone for building; c. 8 on methods of constructing walls in stone, brick, concrete and marble, and on the materials for stucco; c. 9 on timber, time for felling it, seasoning, &c.; and c. to on the fir trees of the Apennines.

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  • The modern dwellings in it have now been cleared out, and the interior admirably preserved and cleaned by a native Syrian architect.

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  • Of the insects which infest dwellings and prey upon their human inmates, such as fleas, bed-bugs, roaches, &c., Ecuador has more than a bountiful supply.

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  • "Let us make," said Gaiseric, "for the dwellings of the men with whom God is angry," and he left the conduct of his marauding ships to wind and wave.

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  • Dwellings require careful construction, with thick walls and roofs of non-conducting material to keep out the heat-rays, and fans and punkahs are essential for the promotion of currents of air in the inhabited rooms. Personal protection, in the shape of thick pith topees, or cork helmets, and spinal pads, is necessary in the hot months, the clothing being light and loose and not too thin.

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  • overlooking the sea, has been laid out on a somewhat more spacious plan, with isolated dwellings and wide thoroughfares, some planted with trees.

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  • Their dwellings are circular, rubblebuilt, flat, clay-topped houses, or caves in the limestone rocks.

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  • The serpent tribe in India is numerous; they swarm in all the gardens, and intrude into the dwellings of the inhabitants, especially in the rainy season.

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  • The government edifices, large retail shops and most of the fine urban residences are in the ciudad nueva, while most of the urban industries, the railway stations and the dwellings of the poorer classes are in the ciudad novisima.

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  • But the town suffered much at the hands of the Arabs, of Barbary pirates, and of its inhabitants, who constructed many of their dwellings out of the ruined Roman buildings.

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  • Hazel nuts formed part of the food of the ancient lake-dwellers of Switzerland and other countries of Europe (see Keller, Lake Dwellings, trans.

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  • It consists of more than sixty separate dwellings, grouped within a triangular palisaded defence, formed in the midst of a marsh now partially reclaimed.

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  • The dwellings were circular, from 18 to 35 ft.

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  • (See LAKE DWELLINGS.) Authorities.

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  • Munro, The Lake Dwellings of Europe: being the Rhind Lectures in Archaeology for 1888 (with a bibliography of the subject) (London, 1890); Ancient Scottish Lake-Dwellings or Crannogs (Edinburgh, 1882); Col.

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  • We may note, however, the difference between the house of Priam, surrounded by distinct dwellings for his many sons and daughters, and the houses of Ulysses and Alcinous, with many chambers under a single roof.

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  • Most of the private dwellings date from the 16th century, and there are practically none of earlier date than the 15th century.

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  • A praiseworthy desire to maintain the picturesqueness of the town has led most of the builders of new houses to imitate the lofty peaked gables, oriel windows and red-tiled roofs of the older dwellings.

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  • A special interest attaches to the dwellings of Albrecht Dürer, Hans Sachs, the cobbler-poet, and Johann Palm, the patriotic bookseller who was shot by order of Napoleon in 1806.

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  • Within Colorado there are pueblos and cave dwellings commemorative of the Indian period and culture of the southwest.

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  • dwellings, but the Laguna tribe, numbering, 1077 in 1900 and 1384 in 1905, now live mostly in their former summer villages on the plain.

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  • " The use of flax," says Ferdinand Keller (Lake Dwellings of Switzerland, translated by J.

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  • In the 4th century, however, Philippus of Theangela in south Caria describes Leleges still surviving as serfs of the true Carians, and Strabo, in the 1st century B.C., attributes to the Leleges a well-marked group of deserted forts, tombs and dwellings which ranged (and can still be traced) from the neighbourhood of Theangela and Halicarnassus as far north as Miletus, the southern limit of the "true Carians" of Pherecydes.

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  • Here also is Skansen, an ingenious reproduction in miniature of the salient physical features of Sweden with its flora, fauna, and characteristic dwellings inhabited by peasants in the picturesque costumes of the various districts.

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  • Outside the city are a number of model villages (each of the principal tribes of the Sudan having its own settlement) in which the dwellings are built after the tribal fashion.

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  • He made, in fact, of Carthage a pirate's stronghold, whence he issued forth, like the Barbary pirates of a later day, to attack, as he himself said, "the dwellings of the men with whom God is angry," leaving the question who those men might be to the decision of the elements.

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  • He took refuge in a mountain fortress called Pappua on the Numidian frontier, and there, after enduring great hardships in the squalid dwellings of the Moors, surrendered to his pursuers in March 534.

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  • Jurists at one time contended that according to international law a right of " ex-territoriality " attached to consuls, their persons and dwellings being sacred, and themselves amenable to local authority only in cases of strong suspicion on political grounds.

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  • 6 a may result, a point of extreme importance in connexion with the lighting and ventilation of dwellings, the purification of rivers and streams, and the general diminution of epidemics in nature.

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  • But open sewers, public pumps, cobble-paved roads, open market-places and overcrowded subterranean dwellings are now abolished.

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  • The city is excellently drained, well-paved, well-lighted and furnished with an abundant supply of filtered water, while the cellar dwellings have given place to light and airy tenements, and Berlin justly claims to rank among the cleanest and healthiest capitals in Europe.

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  • At this time also the maiddn, the park of Calcutta, was formed; and the healthiness of its position induced the European inhabitants gradually to shift their dwellings eastward, and to occupy what is now the Chowringhee quarter.

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  • There are very few dwellings situated at a higher level than moo ft., and on the lower ground the Chalk and the Oolitic limestones, where they crop out on the surface, are extremely thinly peopled, and so as a rule are areas of alluvial deposits and the Tertiary sands.

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  • weights and measures, fertilizing and feeding stuffs, wild birds' protection, land transfer, locomotives on highways and the acquisition of small dwellings.

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  • The council may convert corporate land, with the approval of the Local Government Board, into sites for workmen's dwellings.

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  • Power is given to prohibit the use as dwellings of any cellars, vaults or underground rooms built or occupied after 1875, and with regard to such cellars as were occupied as dwellings before 1875, the continued occupation of these is also forbidden unless they comply with certain stringent requirements as to the height of the rooms, height of the ceilings above the surface of Cellar .

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  • At the Cape it was formerly common, and occasionally committed great havoc among the cattle, while it did not hesitate to enter the Kaffir dwellings at night and carry off children sleeping by their mothers.

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  • Ignorant of agriculture, with no dwellings but rough huts or breakwinds of sticks and bark, without dogs or other domestic animals, these savages, until the coming of civilized man, roamed after food within their tribal bounds.

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  • Setaria italica, Hungarian grass, is extensively grown as a food-grain both in China and Japan, parts of India and western Asia, as well as in Europe, where its culture dates from prehistoric times; it is found in considerable quantity in the lake dwellings of the Stone age.

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  • The caves of the highlands are often used as dwellings.

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  • The badmashes, or criminal class, broke forth from their quarter and began to burn and plunder the dwellings of the British.

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  • The following are the usual assumptions made in good practice for superimposed loads: Floors of dwellings and offices..

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  • The city is situated on two plateaus; the lower is occupied chiefly by factories, the upper by dwellings.

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  • As the land becomes higher, the dwellings improve; but, despite the presence of a doctor in each commune, disease is everywhere rife.

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  • The general aspect of the town is picturesque; the streets are fairly spacious, though ill-kept and filthy; the houses are all of stone, many of them well-built and four or five storeys high, with terraced roofs and large projecting windows as in Jidda - a style of building which has not varied materially since the Toth century (Mukaddasi, p. 71), and gains in effect from the way in which the dwellings run up the sides and spurs of the mountains.

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  • Here, in the time of Ibn Jubair, the Maqam or standing stone of Abraham was usually placed for better security, but brought out on great occasions.2 The houses of ancient Mecca pressed close upon the Ka`ba, the noblest families, who traced their descent from Iosai, the reputed founder of the city, having their dwellings immediately round the sanctuary.

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  • The multiplication of pilgrims after Islam soon made it necessary to clear away the nearest dwellings and enlarge the place of prayer around the Ancient House.

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  • On the Roseninsel, an island in the lake, remains of lacustrine dwellings have been discovered.

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  • Despite the needs of civil war, it was not on castles that the builders energy was spent; the government discouraged fortresses in private hands, and the dwellings of the new nobility of Edward IV.

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  • Their pacific temper exposed them to the raids of the Kirghiz, who compelled them first to settle in Dzungaria, then to move their dwellings several times, and ultimately (in 1742) to recognize the sovereignty of Russia.

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  • Alphonse de Candolle, who has collected the evidence on this point, draws attention to the fact that no traces of this cereal have hitherto been found in Egyptian monuments, or in the earlier Swiss dwellings, though seeds have been found in association with weapons of the Bronze period at Olmiitz.

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  • In 1683 it was still only a "cluster of twenty-seven dwellings, more than half of them grog-shops," but by 1790 it counted more than a thousand houses.

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  • The improvements made upon them consist of the cheap wooden dwellings for the managers, dormitories and dining-halls for the men, stables for the horses, and sheds and workshops for repairing machinery.

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  • This improvement is due to greater cleanliness, better dwellings, better nourishment, and the increase in the number of doctors.

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  • Communal dwellings on a much smaller scale occur at Meroka, east of the Astrolabe mountains.

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  • On many of these desolate rocks, which could have afforded only the barest sustenance, there are remains of the dwellings and churches of early religious settlers who sought solitude here.

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  • The forest and coast tribes make their dwellings chiefly of wood framing filled in with the leaf-stalks of the traveller's tree, with the leaves themselves forming the roof covering.

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  • On the edges of these forests stood isolated dwellings like sentinel outposts; while the inhabitants of the scattered hamlets, caves hollowed in the ground, rude circular huts or lake-dwellings, were less occupied with domestic life than with war and the chase.

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  • The Gygaean lake (where remains of pile dwellings have been found) still abounds with carp.

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  • Fishing is carried on, though there is no port and the fishermen haul their boats up the beach; the old hulks (caloges) serve as sheds and even as dwellings.

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  • The rocky heights south and west of the town, whence the building material is largely obtained, are full of natural and artificial caverns, once used as dwellings, cloisters and graves, where are most of the ' Pictures in Burkitt, Early East.

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  • A summary of early results as to these mounds was published by Munro (Lake Dwellings) in 1890, but scientific investigation really began only with the excavation of the terramara at Castellazzo di Fontanellato (province of Parma) in 1889.

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  • Hence Pigorini regards the terramara people as an Aryan lake-dwelling people who invaded the north of Italy in two waves from Central Europe (the Danube valley) in the end of the stone age and the beginning of the bronze age, bringing with them the building tradition which led them to erect pile dwellings on dry land.

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  • Looking out, they could see into some of the houses near them, where there were open windows in abundance, and were able to mark the forms of the wooden Gargoyles moving about in their dwellings.

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  • Rights do not mean much, he reasoned, to those with an "empty stomach, shirtless back, roofless dwellings ... unemployment and poverty, no education or medical attention."

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  • Who knows but if men constructed their dwellings with their own hands, and provided food for themselves and families simply and honestly enough, the poetic faculty would be universally developed, as birds universally sing when they are so engaged?

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  • Those considered of less importance were robbed of stone to build towns and private dwellings.

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  • It is a well planned but shabby town surrounded by the shanty dwellings of displaced desert nomads.

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  • Dwellings, rehearsal facilities, a 200 seat theater and a separate large restaurant were all shoehorned into the same building.

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  • Slum dwellings were still a common sight in Scottish cities.

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  • Shops are also seen as integral to housing communities and the spaces between dwellings appear much more sociable.

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  • Marvel at the diverse scenery - from elegant fairy-tale châteaux to sloping vineyards and troglodyte dwellings in the cliffs.

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  • The adventurous can still spend a night in one of the cave dwellings hewn from the tufa rock.

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  • The Underground Cities of Cappadocia: Turkish region whose geology - soft volcanic tuffs - favored carved underground dwellings.

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  • We live in dwellings with hitherto undreamed of amenities.

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  • Some of the cottages which we see in Breamore today replaced the former tiny and often unsanitary dwellings at this time.

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  • There is potential for at least 6,000 currently vacant dwellings being used to meet some of the future housing needs.

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  • The first ring consists of the yam houses, and the second ring of the dwellings that face them.

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  • It is estimated that peoples the world over built dwellings with the sun's power in mind, knowing that even in winter, they might get some natural heat without having to scrounge for firewood.

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  • The evidence of health related side effects prompted the French National Academy of Medicine to recommend that turbines be located no less than one-mile from human dwellings.

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  • Most of the homes are condos, apartments and other minute dwellings.

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  • First used to decorate cave dwellings, wall murals quickly went on to decorate churches, buildings and homes of wealthy land owners across Europe.

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  • For those looking to snag a virtual look at their favorite stars' homes, consider a number of Web sites and television shows that feature a peek at celeb dwellings.

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  • In apartment dwellings, BCA Rescue Network volunteers may want to speak with the family's landlord to evaluate the building's pet policies and any designated dog potty runs.

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  • In fact, molds thrive in buildings because most dwellings hold in moisture somewhere.

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  • Measures such as mowing the lawn, keeping hedges trimmed, and removing brush from the yard also discourages snakes from living close to human dwellings.

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  • While some reverse mortgage loan products allow for multi-unit dwellings, other products only accept single family primary residences.

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  • Since 1998, HUD has required lenders to utilize an electronic system for processing FHA insured home loans for single family dwellings.

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  • Bridge loans Oklahoma are common within the realms of the state's commercial real estate transactions, but these types of loans are also available to people purchasing residential properties for use as primary dwellings.

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  • This is a program for rehabilitation and/or improvement of existing dwellings.

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  • The loan may include the dwelling, site, construction or to purchase newly constructed dwellings in a rural area.

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  • This program offers grants or loans for very low income persons to repair and modernize their dwellings.

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  • Title I loans provide home improvement financing opportunities for those who own single family dwellings as well as for owners of manufactured homes and structures that can house multiple families.

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  • Proceeds for Title I loans for manufactured homes can be used for the same purposes as for single family dwellings.

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  • The variety of stories and locations is quite diverse, and houses can range from small family dwellings to ancient castles and mansions.

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  • Of all the real haunted houses in Georgia, Pirate's House is possibly one of the most stereotypical of haunted dwellings.

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  • Foremost is the industry leader for specialty insurance products for mobile homes, travel trailers, motor homes, and other similar dwellings.

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  • Not all mobile homes are used as permanent dwellings, and mobile homes which are not placed on a foundation and are often moved fall into a different category.

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  • Although this company is well known as an auto insurance provider, they also offer a wide range of insurance coverage options for dwellings.

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  • Policies are available for single family dwellings, manufactured homes and condominiums.

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  • All dwellings located in wind-borne debris locations that are valued at $750,000 or more, including contents, are also not eligible unless the owner makes building improvements to meet building code standards.

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  • The Shop and Compare Rates Online web page allows owners of homes, other dwellings, and residential commercial properties to compare Citizens premiums with conventional premiums.

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  • Renters insurance is designed to protect the personal belongings of people living in rental homes, apartments, or other dwellings.

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  • Renters insurance is available from Allstate for renting a home, apartment, condiminium, and other types of dwellings.

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  • In front of him, whitewashed dwellings lined wide cobbled streets and reflected brightly in the moonlight.

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  • Vara slowed their horse, halting on the other side of the city, where wooden dwellings gave way to stone hovels.

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  • Ancient tombs with fragments of vases have also been found, and there are cases which have been used as primitive tombs or dwellings, and a group of some fifty tumuli near Altamura.

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  • Many of the dwellings of the richer residents are adorned with arcades, the marble columns of which were taken from the ruins of Carthage.

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