Walls sentence example

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  • The ground rumbled suddenly and the garage walls shook.
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  • We need to repair the walls, Taran said.
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  • The underground world was well built and bright with whitewashed walls lining corridors wide enough for two people to walk side by side.
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  • The rocky walls surrounded him on every side.
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  • In his large study, the walls of which were hung to the ceiling with Persian rugs, bearskins, and weapons, sat Dolokhov in a traveling cloak and high boots, at an open desk on which lay an abacus and some bundles of paper money.
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  • She jerked the door open, sending frightened chickens flopping against the coop walls.
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  • Remembering the pictures on the walls in the house, she wondered if it was a forgery.
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  • Then I remembered her talking to me about the paintings on his walls.
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  • There he scooped a bed in the sandy floor, away from the moist walls.
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  • Imagine the stories that must lurk in the walls of this house.
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  • If you use the right colors, and brighten the walls with a few large pictures, or some mirrors, it wouldn't be so dark.
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  • There was no window and the only ornaments were crucifixes on three walls.
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  • She looked at the pictures on his walls, not surprised to find them bland.
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  • "No, Jonny, I-- " He pulled her towards the dark hallway, staying close to the walls.
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  • They moved like smoke, shifting and swirling as they crawled the walls.
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  • They began beating against their cell walls, and the lights flickered again.
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  • Outside the walls lies another columnar building.
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  • Deidre's eyes were caught by the gardens but drifted to the pine trees beyond the walls.
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  • There were handprints on the windows, as if someone had tried to escape, and blood splattered on the ceiling and the walls.
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  • It certainly didn't smell like someone had painted it recently, and there were scuff marks, crayon, and dirt on the walls.
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  • He trailed Kiki out of the castle to the boulders a short distance from the walls.
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  • Kiki ceased pacing and stared at the walls.
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  • Rhyn took a deep breath before perching on a boulder outside the walls.
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  • He can't come in the walls.
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  • The bedchamber was done up in pastels, soft rose drapes, light blue and green rugs, yellow pillows and highlights, which seemed to take the chill out of the stone walls.
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  • Kris could kill or have him killed in retribution for any life he took while inside the walls.
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  • When he.s strong enough, we can send him outside the walls.
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  • Frustrated at not finding either of the men he sought, he created a portal to the Caribbean Sanctuary and emerged outside the walls.
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  • I left her outside the walls because I didn.t want Toby to see.
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  • Darkyn fell as well, and the walls around the Sanctuary tumbled in the distance.
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  • That would explain why the walls around the Sanctuary are in ruins.
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  • Inside, the first and second levels had been combined to create a large, tall space whose walls and ceilings were lined with paintings.
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  • She didn't really care what the dark grey walls, floors, and ceilings were made of or why the floor felt like carpet and looked like gun metal.
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  • Its legs were jointed outwards like a spider's, and its ability to climb walls resembled that of a spider.
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  • A yellowish glow emitted from some unseen light source in the grey walls reminded her of a late winter afternoon that never ended.
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  • It was allegedly her translator and emitted a low-level hum similar to the walls.
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  • There were no traditional decorations such as pictures or mirrors on the walls, but colorful cords and streams of what might have been silk edging the corners and dangling from high ceilings.
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  • Unlike the cheerful white walls of the house, the tall wall was the unwelcome shade of dark grey that she'd begun to despise after days in the spaceships surrounded by it.
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  • She entered a narrow, well-lit hall and followed it through smoothly hewn walls.
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  • She expected another similar chamber with a low ceiling and plain walls and was stunned at the massive cave before her.
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  • She walked into the chamber, awed by the drawings and writings on the walls.
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  • Kiera looked around, speechless at the soaring ceilings, the atrium with a waterfall in the foyer, and pristine white walls covered with the multi-colored roping.
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  • Later, the serendipitous drippings were augmented by additional piping, carrying excess water to spray even more surface of the rock walls.
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  • All seemed to be in perilously dangerous situations, clinging to the sheer walls with outstretched arms and spread legs, somehow adhered to the clear surface before them.
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  • But, to Dean, neither did a 10mm line, all that bound the scampering gnats they could see peppering the icy walls of the gorge.
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  • Since the first time I stepped inside I had a sense of all of the love and happiness and peace those walls have witnessed.
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  • Up the gorge, there were no climbers tacked to the icy walls.
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  • Dean yelled, his voice echoing up and down the now empty gorge, bouncing about the stone walls and boulders of the narrow ravine.
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  • All the comforts of home, except behind the rich brocade fabric walls stood twenty-four inches of rebar reinforced concrete and the door consisted of eight-inch diameter solid steel bars.
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  • The music room had raised panel cherry walls and a coffered ceiling with intricately carved beams.
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  • Pieces were hung on the walls with down lighting, and brass easels were strategically placed around the room.
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  • Precisely. Many a man has tried to break through those walls, but you are the first to succeed.
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  • A rug would help, but it wouldn't stop the wind from climbing the insulationless walls or seeping through the gaps around the mopboards.
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  • The sun wouldn't be up for another hour, but the block walls of the dairy loomed clearly in the white landscape.
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  • Her thoughts were interrupted by a cacophony of squawks and wings beating against the chicken coop walls.
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  • The rest of the chickens were flogging all over the tiny coop, bouncing off the walls in a state of panic.
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  • The other walls of the octagon-shaped command center were occupied by silent, animated screens similar to the one the underground security commander appeared on.
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  • Black-clad guards roamed the internal perimeter while others manned the walls of the compound.
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  • The facility was clean and elegant with crisp light emanating from glowing orbs on the walls.
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  • If I hear this nonsense again, I'll send you outside the walls to deal with this mess personally.
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  • The people were doing whatever it took to survive outside the walls, and they'd run across more men in Western uniforms.
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  • The interior of the command hub was darkened, aside from the light of systems and screens on all the walls.
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  • The walls were breached.
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  • When were the walls breached?
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  • Brady walked the area between the double walls, looking for anything or anyone in a large enough piece to provide clues as to what was going on.
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  • He emerged from the thick steel walls into the sunlight.
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  • Even if she did, the feds had thrown up walls on the other side that looked like they could withstand a nuclear blast.
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  • She waited to feel the walls shake from more strikes but felt nothing.
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  • The metal lair was much cooler than the air above ground, and water stained the walls on one side of the tunnel.
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  • Behind the walls she'd seen from the opposite side, there were hundreds of the fed's special security forces in semi-permanent camps.
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  • Before he opened it, Brady could feel the walls shaking from the missile strikes.
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  • It was clear and cool outside of Gabe's small cottage in the middle of a possessed jungle.  Rhyn felt the sense that someone else was there once more and looked around.  Assuming the feeling has something to do with his magic, Rhyn shook it off once more.  He opened the front door without knocking, already sensing it was empty.  Gabe had left in a hurry.  The wardrobe near his bed was open and his walls were missing many of the weapons Rhyn had seen last time.
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  • Gabriel's furious curse made Toby jump.  Toby looked his direction the best he could through the bars of his cell and saw the walls around the dark cell shake.
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  • Dean suggested a pizza to give him time to get it out, and the two walked a few blocks to a favorite neighborhood spot—red­checkered tablecloth and scenes of Old Sorrento on the walls.
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  • He was running into more brick walls than an overworked mason.
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  • Her footsteps echoed off the block walls.
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  • The thick log walls insulated them from some of the noise, but the storm was fierce.
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  • The white block walls of the dairy remained solid, but the windows were dark.
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  • They had decided on putting down a new floor and putting sheet rock over the walls.
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  • The shaking of the earth grew worse, until the walls began to tremble.
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  • The walls around the bailey began to crumble.
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  • Jenn grabbed Dustin's hand and pulled him through the crowd, out of the enclosed space where the walls crumbled.
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  • She retraced her steps until she reached the tall walls outside of the orchard.
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  • He began to understand her reluctance to be involved with him and how thick the walls around her heart were, if she spent the years since the Schism learning how to shut people and emotion out.
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  • His magic filled the air around him, flinging the living room furniture against windows and walls in a fit of fury.
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  • The walls and floor of the hallway were splattered with blood, the bodies of the newly killed still kicking.
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  • Before the last full moon, you never desired to visit the villages, or even to venture outside our walls.
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  • Despite the danger outside the walls, tension released her shoulders when she'd gone far enough to lose sight of the city's walls.
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  • Your father wishes me inside the walls.
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  • "I'll leave you to puzzle over the walls," Vara said in a tight tone.
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  • The guards on the fortress walls had bunched together to watch and draw poison- tipped arrows.
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  • They walked through a small door into the walls of Tiyan.
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  • Three walls were solid dirt and one was cool iron.
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  • Taran roared again and beat on the walls.
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  • He paced, shouted, and pounded the walls until his body was depleted of energy.
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  • He insisted I stay within the walls, never take a life, remain faithful first to my people, second to my family.
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  • And yet, the creature is generous and lets me take as much of his magic as I need, enough to build our walls in a season's time and make them stronger than the walls of my enemies.
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  • He tells my heir the same words my father told me: do not leave the walls, never take a life, remain faithful to your people and family.
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  • I would be foolish to let you free within my walls.
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  • She waited for him to catch up then ducked through a door leading from the inner city beyond the walls, and he followed.
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  • His shoulders hunched instinctively as he felt the eyes of the guards atop the walls on him.
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  • No swarm of arrows pierced his back as he walked away from the walls.
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  • It was as he exited the walls that he saw where the men of the city were.
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  • The heavy scent of fragrant sea swept over him, the chill of the ocean kept out of the city by its thick walls.
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  • Taran's attention swept to the walls behind him, and he felt a pang of yearning and regret.
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  • It was not within the walls, the encampment on the cliff, or within the passionate people themselves.
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  • "There is not a family in our walls the Warlord has not helped," Lean added, calming.
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  • He no longer questioned the need for such a trained, disciplined army, or the absence of able-bodied men within the city's walls.
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  • He's tried for years to sneak someone inside our walls.
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  • I cannot track two traitors within my walls.
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  • This room was smaller than her quarters within the city's walls, but she was glad to have a private place to be alone for a few moments.
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  • The numbers atop the walls had been doubled, a sign of impending battle.
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  • We have the thickest walls, and the creature promised to help me build the strongest armies with the strongest warriors.
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  • I have seen the walls and watched her armies fight.
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  • Hilden had greeted her at the walls and escorted her to the center of the city lest she be challenged by patrolling guards.
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  • He had heard nothing of or from Sirian, and the guards on the walls revealed nothing of any threat.
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  • The walls have held?
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  • The walls will hold, and as Rissa knows, Memon's forces are not yet large enough to threaten us.
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  • "There is a war outside the walls and one inside," Hilden said grimly.
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  • They number a third of the men within the walls.
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  • "I will fight on the walls like every other man," he said.
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  • In the distance, over the walls, he saw the flaming arrows streaking in both directions.
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  • At a pause, he darted to a small enclave hugging the walls, where a dozen warriors were gathered.
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  • We can pull men off the northern walls.
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  • Accompanied by two guards, she mounted her favorite bay horse and pounded through familiar roads and intersections to the southern wall., The chill of the ocean crept into its walls.
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  • She halted her horse three roads from the walls, gazing at the swarm of men.
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  • Battles raged atop the walls, on the narrow stairways, at the base of the walls.
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  • He turned one of my allies, Oceanan, against me, and I do not know the strengths of his followers within my own walls.
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  • "How are the walls?" he asked.
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  • Tell him, he will honor me by meeting me first outside his walls and kneeling as any good slave should.
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  • Walls can be built with time and peace can be bought.
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  • The walls are made of the demon's magic, and Rissa's armies are too far south to hold the city.
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  • She said you needed time to fix the walls.
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  • Taran tossed his reins to the page that darted from the stables before jogging the narrow stairwell leading to the top of the walls.
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  • The moon reached its peak before he'd finished inspecting the walls and greeting its guards.
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  • His gaze traveled the length of the glowing forest to the walls and settled in the direction of the magic Springs.
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  • Her heart slowed as she took in the majestic walls of her home.
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  • It felt like a lifetime, as if she were looking up on the walls for the first time in an age!
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  • Her beloved walls stood strong and beautiful, the white stone streaked with peach.
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  • He paused in front of her and turned to face the walls.
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  • Its walls are carved from the cliffs, Memon continued.
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  • The moon peered over the walls of the city, and he squinted toward it.
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  • I go to the walls.
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  • The battles inside and outside the walls raged throughout the night, quieting only at dawn, when sunlight illuminated the destruction.
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  • The forest to the north was afire, the dead strewn around the north and south walls.
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  • The walls were of stained pine, shellacked to a glow that reflected every ray of light that entered the large windows.
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  • Each of the other two walls had a doorway.
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  • Even the bathroom had hardwood floors and stained pine walls.
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  • She followed his gaze, taking in the bare glossy walls and impressive fireplace with one forlorn glance.
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  • The elevator door opened and he stepped inside, swallowed by its stainless steel walls.
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  • Jessi crossed to the wardrobe the same color white as the walls and opened it.
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  • The floors were pale stone, the walls something called latte, the furniture in light woods and cream, highlighted by teal and lemon pillows and tasteful throws.
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  • It was sensual, dark and cool: black walls and obsidian wood flooring covered by jewel-toned rugs, mahogany California King bed with the finest maroon silk sheets and a dark gray comforter so soft, it was like sleeping in a cloud.
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  • The walls were covered in suede, she realized as she placed a hand against one.
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  • Only his superb strategy and the heroic devotion of his lieutenants - notably the converted Jew, Jan Samuel Chrzanowski, who held the Ottoman army at bay for eleven days behind the walls of Trembowla - enabled the king to remove "the pagan yoke from our shoulders"; and he returned to be crowned at Cracow on the 14th of February 1676.
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  • The houses of the city are built of stone, their walls commonly showing the massive masonry of the Incas at the bottom, crowned with a light modern superstructure roofed with red tiles.
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  • Though sacked by the Goths in the 5th century, and later by the Moors, it is still surrounded by massive walls of Roman origin.
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  • Astorga has been the see of a bishop since the 3rd century, and was formerly known as the City of Priests, from the number of ecclesiastics resident within its walls.
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  • The ovary has many cavities with a large number of ovules attached to its walls, and is surmounted by a flat stigma of many radiating rows as in a poppy.
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  • From the free out-door life at Nohant she passed at thirteen to the convent of the English Augustinians at Paris, where for the first two years she never went outside the walls.
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  • In an ordinary climate a building seems to be practically at the earth's potential; near its walls the equipotential surfaces are highly inclined, and near the ridges they may lie very close together.
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  • The height of the walls in the various observatories, the height of the collectors, and the distance they project from the wall vary largely, and sometimes electrometer, and they sometimes leave hardly a trace on the photographic paper.
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  • Being surrounded by its ancient walls, and retaining thirteen out of its original fifty towers, it is, with its predominantly Gothic architecture, a thoroughly medieval town in appearance.
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  • The other remains within the city walls are of surprisingly small importance; near the picturesque church of S.
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  • The line of the city walls can be distinctly traced for most of the circuit, but the actual remains of them are inconsiderable.
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  • Freeman attributes the southern portion of the walls to Theron (Hist.
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  • The walls of the dwellings are entirely cut out of the natural rock.
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  • large walls, but it is more probably a native word).
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  • in diameter; it has two or three niches, and a conical roof formed by the gradual inclination of the walls to the centre.
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  • slabs or two small walls; the semicircular space thus formed has a diameter of about 45 ft., and was probably intended for sacrifices.
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  • Musat returned to the island once more and made himself master of it, but was defeated and taken prisoner under the walls of Cagliari in 1050, when the dominion of Pisa was established.
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  • Marble terraces and balustrades surround the tank, and a marble causeway leads across the water to the temple, whose gilded walls, roof, dome and cupolas, with vivid touches of red curtains, are reflected in the still water.
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  • Under its walls was fought in A.D.
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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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  • In 1557, however, a great flood caused the Tiber to change its course, so that it no longer flowed under the walls of the castle, but some half a mile farther west; and its old bed (Fiume Morto) has ever since then served as a breeding ground for the malarial mosquito (Anopheles claviger).
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  • The brick and opus reticulatum facing of the walls is especially fine.
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  • In the course of 1551 one of the factions of Kazan offered the whole khanate to the young tsar, and on the 20th of August 1552 he stood before its walls with an army of 150,000 men and 50 guns.
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  • On land their general Myronides beat off two Corinthian attacks on Megara, which had been further secured by long walls drawn between the capital and its port Nisaea, nearly a mile distant.
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  • His policy of abandoning the land defence was unpopular with the land-owning section of the people, who from the walls of Athens could see their own property destroyed by the invaders.
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  • The whole is still enclosed by the Byzantine walls, which follow the line of the cliffs and are carried along the sea-face; and the upper part of the level, which is separated from the lower by an inner cross wall, forms the castle; while at the highest point, where a sort of neck is formed between the two valleys, is the keep which crowns the whole.
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  • from it rises a tall campanile, the inner walls of which have been covered in parts with frescoes of religious subjects, though these are now much defaced.
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  • He owed his escape from the violence of competitors and nobles, partly to the tact and undaunted bravery of his mother Maria de Molina, and partly to the loyalty of the citizens of Avila, who gave him refuge within their walls.
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  • three on the south side, always the formal front with the Tatars, and two on each of the other sides; and the streets ran wide and straight from gate to gate (except, of course, where interrupted by the palace walls), forming an oblong chess-board plan.
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  • The walls were completed in 1437.
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  • In the 13th century it became the seat of Count Gerhard of Wesemael, who surrounded it with walls and built a castle.
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  • The old city walls have been replaced by pleasant gardens and walks, and there is a park in which stands a fine monument (1876) by J.
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  • The town was captured by the Swabian League in 1519, by Turenne in 1647, and again in 1688 by the French, who destroyed the walls.
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  • "Cyclopean" structures were discovered by Hahn at Kretzunista, Arinista, and other sites in the district of Argyrokastro; the walls, partly "Cyclopean," of an ancient city (perhaps Bullis) are visible at Gradisti on the Viossa.
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  • At Khimara (anc. Chimaera) the remains of an old Greek city may still be seen; at Santi Quaranta (anc. Onchesmos) the walls and towers of a later town are in good preservation.
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  • Its ancient gates, walls and towers have disappeared, but it still possesses a few medieval edifices.
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  • A portion of Basil's new city was surrounded with strong walls and turned into a fortress by Justinian; and within the walls, rebuilt in the 13th and 16th centuries, lies the greater part of Kaisarieh, altitude 3500 ft.
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  • An open fire acts by radiation; it warms the air in a room by first warming the walls, floor, ceiling and articles in the room, and these in turn warm the air.
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  • Therefore in a room with an open fire the air is, as a rule, less heated than the walls.
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  • "Calvin," says Principal Lindsay, "did three things for Geneva all of which went far beyond its walls.
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  • The walls and ceiling of the fine Romanesque interior are covered with frescoes of 1570, subdued in colour and well suited to the character of the building; those of the octagonal cupola representing the Assumption of the Virgin are by Correggio, but much restored.
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  • But a French officer, Jacques de Liniers, gathered together a large force with which he enclosed the British within the walls, and finally, on the 12th of August, by a successful assault, forced Beresford and his troops to surrender.
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  • In 174 we hear of its walls being repaired by the censors.
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  • The Temple had already been partially rebuilt by Zedekiah and his companions, but on a scale far inferior to the magnificent building of King Solomon, and Nehemiah devoted his attention to the reconstruction of the walls.
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  • After the restoration of the walls of Jerusalem by Nehemiah, a considerable number of Jews returned to the city, but we know practically nothing of its history for more than a century until, in 332 B.C., Alexander the Great conquered Syria.
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  • In 168 B.C. Antiochus Epiphanes captured Jerusalem, destroyed the walls, and devastated the Temple, reducing the city to a worse position than it had occupied since the time of the captivity.
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  • He doubled the area of the enclosure round the Temple, and there can be little doubt that a great part of the walls of the Haram area date from the time of Herod, while probably the tower of David, which still exists near the Jaffa Gate, is on the same foundation as one of the towers adjoining his palace.
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  • The walls were repaired by her orders, and the line of fortifications appears to have been extended on the south so as to include the pool of Siloam.
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  • p. 401) until 1187, when Saladin reconquered it, and rebuilt the walls.
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  • Prior to 1858, when the modern building period commenced, Jerusalem lay wholly within its 16th-century walls, and even as late as 1875 there were few private residences beyond their limits.
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  • At present Jerusalem without the walls covers a larger area than that within them.
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  • Without the walls carriage roads have been made to the mount of Olives, the railway station, and various parts of the suburbs, but they are kept in bad repair.
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  • In several places the debris within the walls is saturated with sewage, and the water of the Fountain of the Virgin, and of many of the old cisterns, is unfit for drinking.
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  • It was continued by Mademoiselle de Montpensier in the latter half of the 17th century, and restored by Louis Philippe who, in 1843 and 1845, received Queen Victoria within its walls.
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  • It is surrounded with walls and towers, and defended by a large moated castle of great strength.
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  • The sites of Lindus, lalysus, and Camirus, which in the most ancient times were the principal towns of the island, are clearly marked, and the first of the three is still occupied by a small town with a medieval castle, both of them dating from the time of the knights, though the castle occupies the site of the ancient acropolis, of the walls of which considerable remains are still visible.
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  • to decorate the walls of his palaces at St Germain and Manly.
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  • From Holland he was invited to England by the duke of Montague, who employed him, together with other French painters, to paint the walls of his palace, Montague House (on the site of which is now the British Museum).
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  • There is less stone carving on the exterior walls, door jambs and pillars of the buildings than on those of the Yucatan Peninsula; this is due to the harder and more uneven character of the limestone.
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  • Probably owing to the same cause, there is less cut stone in the walls, the Palenque builders using plaster to obtain smooth surfaces.
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  • There is, however, considerable carving on the interior walls, the best specimens being on the tablets, affixed to the walls with plaster.
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  • The plan of construction shows three parallel walls enclosing two corridors covered with the peculiar pointed arches or vaults characteristic of Palenque.
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  • The houses, built of stone and whitewashed, are square, substantial, flat-topped buildings, presenting to the street bare walls, with a few slits protected by iron gratings in place of windows.
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  • Shops in the native quarter are simply chambers in the walls of the houses, and open at the front.
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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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  • The exterior walls of the castles and palaces named are little damaged and give to Gondar a unique character among African towns.
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  • Outside the walls are the scanty ruins of two ancient temples.
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  • The walls can be traced almost all round the town: at the end of the mound opposite the modern village are the dilapidated ruins of a large gate.
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  • The walls are in some places about 5 ft.
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  • The walls still stand at many of the angles with a height of from 40 to 50 ft., and indicate an original elevation of several storeys, perhaps six or seven.
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  • This is the extent enclosed by the medieval walls; within them are considerable remains of the lofty terrace walls of the Eutruscan period.
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  • The superstructure of a similar gate (Porta Marzia), which was removed in 1540 to make way for the citadel, but is depicted in a fresco by Benedetto Bonfigli (between 1461 and 1 477), was re-erected in the substruction walls of the citadel itself.
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  • On various occasions the popes found asylum within its walls, and it was the meeting-place of the conclaves which elected Honorius II.
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  • The worm inhabits the lung of the frog and toad, and is hermaphrodite (Schneider) or parthenogenetic (Leuckart); the embryos hatched from the eggs find their way through the lungs into the alimentary canal and thence to the exterior; in a few days they develop into a sexual larva, called a Rhabditiform larva, in which the sexes are distinct; the eggs remain within the uterus, and the young when hatched break through its walls and live free in the perivisceral cavity of the mother, devouring the organs of the body until only the outer cuticle is left; this eventually breaks and sets free the young, which are without teeth, and have therefore lost the typical Rhabditis form.
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  • Its grey houses have a neglected, almost a dilapidated appearance, from the friable stone of which they are constructed; and there are no buildings of antiquarian interest or striking architectural beauty, except, perhaps, the ruined citadel and the remnants of the town walls.
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  • Another method of distribution, largely adopted, is to run the lead cables into the interior of blocks of buildings, and to terminate them there in iron boxes from which the circuits are distributed to the surrounding buildings by means of rubber-covered wires run along the walls.
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  • The smooth walls above the liquid afford no foothold, and they are drowned; their bodies are digested and the products of digestion are ultimately absorbed by the glands in the pitcher-wall.
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  • The style of cultivation vanes according to the)43 209,942 266,982 nature of the ground, terraces sup ~52 14,709 11,910 ported by stone walls being much;83 173,537 322,627 used in mountainous districts.
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  • The cities, exposed to pillage by Huns in the north and Saracens in the south, and ravaged on the coast by Norse pirates, asserted their right to enclose themselves with walls, and taught their burghers the use of arms. Within the circuit of their ramparts, the bishops already began to exercise authority in rivalry with the counts, to whom, since the days of Theodoric, had been entrusted the government of the Italian burghs.
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  • We have seen how the cities enclosed themselves with walls, and how the bishops defined their authority against that of the counts.
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  • Massive walls, substantial edifices, commodious seaports, good roads, were the benefits conferred by this new government on Italy.
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  • He came in 1158 with a large army, overran Lombardy, raised his imperial allies, and sat down before the walls of Milan.
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  • The fortress town of Alessandria stopped his progress with those mud walls contemptuously named of straw, while the forces of the league assembled at Modena and obliged him to raise the siege.
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  • All they claim is municipal autonomy; the right to manage their own affairs within the city walls, to fight their battles as they choose, and to follow their several ends unchecked.
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  • It was, for instance, necessary to the well-being of the towns that they should possess territory round their walls, and this had to be wrested from the nobles.
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  • These, in their turn, forced the nobles to leave their castles, and to reside for at least a portion of each year within the walls.
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  • Not only did commune range itself against commune under the two rival flags, but party rose up against party within the city walls.
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  • In Spite of this success, however, it was not until the end of the month, and after desperate fighting, that the French penetrated within the walls and the defence ceased (June 29).
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  • have become obliterated by coalescence of their walls, so that the entire endoderm of the umbrella is in the condition of the endodermlamella.
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  • the future D, E); the cavity A between the two B C walls of the cup FIG.
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  • On the north, east and south boulevards with gardens follow the line of the medieval walls, which have mostly disappeared.
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  • On the Constantins platz stands the magnificent brick basilica, probably of the age of Constantine, though the south and east walls are modern.
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  • The earliest churches were without the walls.
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  • It constitutes a little town of itself, surrounded by walls and a moat, and contains numerous small houses, 18 convents and a church.
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  • A small apartment is by immemorial tradition shown as his birth-room, bearing on its whitewashed walls and its windows innumerable signatures of visitors, among which such names as Walter Scott, Dickens and Thackeray may be deciphered.
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  • Note thick walls and oblique slit-like pits with opposite inclination on the two sides of the cell seen in surface view.
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  • Endodermal cell of Phanerogam, with suberized central band on radial and transverse walls.
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  • The latter has a central strand consisting of files of large hydroids, separated from one another by very thin walls, each file being separated from its neighbor by stout, dark-brown walls.
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  • In relation to its characteristic function of protection, the epidermis, which, as above defined, consists of a single layer of cells has typically thickened and cuticularized outer walls.
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  • This consists of elongated cells with cellulose walls, which are locall~ thickened along the original corners of the cells, reducing the lumer to a cylinder, so that a number of vertical pillars of cellulose con nected by comparatively thin walls form the framework of th~ tissue.
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  • When, in place of a number of such cells called tracheids, we have a continuous tube with the same kind of wall thickening, but composed of a number of cells whose cross walls have disappeared, the resulting structure is called a vessel.
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  • The whole of the middle lamella or originally formed cell-wall separating one from another disappears before the adult state is reached, so that the walls of the hydroids consist of a framework of lignified bars, with open communication between the cell cavities.
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  • During the process the thin walls are stretched and the turns of the spiral become pulled apart without rupturing the wall of the tracheid or vessel, If the pitted type of tracheal element were similarly stretched its continuously thickened walls would resist the stretching and eventually break.
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  • In many cases externai protophloem, usually consisting of narrow sieve-tubes often with swollen walls, can be distinguished from metaphloem.
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  • They possess a delicate Laticiferous layer of protoplasm, with numerous small nuclei lining Tissue the walls, while the interior of the tube (corresponding with the cell-vacuole) contains a fluid called latex, consisting of an emulsion of fine granules and drops of very various substances suspended in a watery medium in which various other substances (salts, sugars, rubber-producers, tannins, alkaloids and various enzymes) are dissolved.
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  • ifA portion of a lactici- stematic cells, the walls separating the lerous coenocyte dissected out s cells breaking down, so that a network ihe leaf of a Euphorbia (Xi20).
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  • In some cases (Allium, Convolvulaceae, &c.) rows of cells with latex-like contents occur, but the walls separating the individual cells do not break down.
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  • New tangential walls arise in the cells which are the seat of cambial activity, and an initial layer of cells is established which cuts off tissue mother-cells on the inside and outside, alternately contributing to the xylem and to the phloem.
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  • In the last case the mother-cell divides by a number of horizontal walls.
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  • In a few cases some of the tracheids have very thick walls and reduced cavities, functioning as mechanical rather than as waterconducting elements.
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  • The living elements die, and the walls of all the cells often become hardened, owing to the deposit in them of special substances.
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  • This consists typically of close-fitting layers of cells with completely suberized walls, intended to replace the epidermis as the external protective layer of the plant when the latter, incapable as it is of further growth after its original formation, is broken and cast off by the increase in thickness of the stem through the activity of the cambium.
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  • The food must enter in solution in order to pass the walls.
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  • These include cell walls and the various stored products found in growing cells.
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  • This may possibly be the cell sap in their interior, which must exercise a slightly different hydrostatic pressure on the basal and, the lateral walls of the cells.
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  • If a mass of living plant-tissue is cut, the first change observed is one of color: the white flesh of a potato or an apple turns biown as the air enters, and closer examination shows that cell walls and contents are alike affected.
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  • The next change observable after some hours is that the untouched cells below the cut grow larger, push tip the dead surface, and divide by walls tangential to it, with the formation of tabloid cork-cells.
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  • Young cells ar full of cytoplasm, old cells generally contain a large vacuole or vacuoles, containing cell-sap, and with only a thin, almost invisible layer of cytoplasm on their walls.
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  • +h,r, 1)s~,~s-s Diatoms and Desmids, according to recent researches, the thickenings on the outer walls of the cells are due to the passage of protoplasm from the interior of the cell to the outside, through pores which are found perforating the wall on all sides.
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  • A protoplasinic lining is found on their walls which contains nuclei.
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  • The walls are pitted, and protoplasmic connections between the laticiferous tubes and neighboring parenchyma-cells have been seen.
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  • Sieve Tubes.The sieve tubes consist of partially fused rows of cells, the transverse cr lateral walls being perforated by minute openings, through which the contents of the cells are connected with each other, and which after a certain time become closed by,the formation of callus on the sieve plates.
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  • The sieve tubes contain a thin lining layer of protoplasm on their walls, but no nuclei, and the cell sap contains albuminous substances which are coagulable by heat.
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  • high, on the walls of which are the original painting, by William Henry Powell (1823-1879), of O.
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  • It was not, however, till late in the 12th century (1172-1176) that the city was surrounded with walls by order of the emperor Frederick I., to whom (in 1166) and to his grandson Frederick II.
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  • In 1300 the outer ring of walls was completed, the earlier circumvallation being marked by the limit of the Altstadt (old city).
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  • Another cartilage or ossification, the posterior sclerotic ring, occurs within the walls of the posterior portion of the cup, and surrounds, especially in the Pici and in the Passeres, the entrance of the optic nerve.
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  • The atria are comparatively small, the walls being thin, especially those of the right, which possesses numerous muscular ridges projecting into the cavity presenting a honeycombed appearance.
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  • The walls of these tertiary tubes send out, in all directions, canaliculi aeriferi which, ending in slight swellings, recall the mammalian aveoli.
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  • Exchange of gas through the walls of the air-sacs, almost devoid of blood-vessels, can at best be much restricted.
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  • The majority of birds possess a pair of internal tympaniform membranes forming the inner or median walls of the bronchi, which are there furnished with semi-rings only.
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  • Should the young die or be removed during this period, the parents are liable to die, suffering severely from the turgid congestion of the hypertrophied walls of the crop.
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  • The cloaca is divided by transverse circular folds, which project from its inner walls, into three successive chambers.
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  • The head of her elder brother, the boy earl marshal, had been stricken off in the cornfield under the walls of York, but her younger brother's right to his father's dukedom was allowed by parliament in 1425.
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  • Kampen is surrounded by beautiful gardens and promenades in the place of the old city walls, and has a fine river front.
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  • At Avshin it enters a canon, with walls over l000 ft.
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  • Then, entering a deep gorge with lofty rock walls and magnificent scenery, it runs south-east to its junction with the Murad Su.
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  • Half a day's journey beyond, at a point where two great wadis enter the Euphrates, on the Syrian side, stands Jabriya, an unidentified ruined town of Babylonian type, with walls of unbaked brick, instead of the stone heretofore encountered.
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  • The cathedral, a beautiful church, was consecrated in 1084, but of this early building only foundation walls remain; the present structure of brick was begun in 1215, and enlarged and restored at various later dates.
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  • But, if the Saracen gave the lines of the building, the Greek gave the mosaic decorations of its walls.
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  • Volcanic sulphur usually occurs as a sublimate around or on the walls of the vents, and has probably been formed in many cases by the interaction of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide.
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  • In addition to this, the unfinished surface of the walls and the rough bosses left on many XXII.
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  • They remained, in short, as unruly and isolated within the walls of the cities as they had ever been without.
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  • They are differences which seem to be inherent in the difference between a republic and a monarchy, but which it would be truer to say are inherent in the difference between a body of men packed close together within the walls of a city and a body of men - if we can call them a body - scattered over a wide territory..
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  • Slipping to the bottom the prey is immediately seized by the lurking ant-lion; or if it attempt to scramble again up the treacherous walls of the pit, is speedily checked in its efforts and brought down by showers of loose sand which are jerked at it from below by the larva.
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  • The lines of its walls can still be traced, enclosing an area of 170 acres, and parts of the town hall and baths have been uncovered.
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  • 2) (P. vulgare) is widely diffused in the British Isles, where it is found on walls, banks, trees, &c.; the creeping, densely-scaly rootstock bears deeply pinnately cut fronds, the fertile ones bearing on the back.
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  • The town was strongly fortified by medieval walls, which have to some extent been demolished.
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  • He himself erected a temple to Zeus Panhellenios and helped Poseidon and Apollo to build the walls of Troy.
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  • The noises made by some Ptinidae (Anobium) tapping on the walls of their burrows with their mandibles give rise to the "death tick" that has for long alarmed the superstitious.
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  • Finding that the walls of autocracy could not be overturned by blasts of revolutionary trumpets in the periodical press and in clandestinely printed seditious proclamations, the young enthusiasts determined to seek the support of the masses, or, as they termed it, " to go in among the people " (idti v narod).
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  • 20) speaks of its wealth and of the to, and an overwhelming force (the Siceliot cities delaying too much in coming to the rescue) under Hannibal took and destroyed the city in 409 B.C.; the walls were razed to the ground; 6000 inhabitants were killed, 5000 taken prisoners, and only 2600 escaped to Agrigentum (Acragas).
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  • 3 In 408 Hermocrates, returning from exile, occupied Selinus and rebuilt the walls; and it is to him that the fine fort on the neck of the acropolis must be attributed.
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  • portion, overlooking the sea, which was the acropolis, is surrounded by fine walls of masonry of rectangular blocks of stone, which show traces of the reconstruction of 408 B.C. It is traversed by two main streets, running N.
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  • A way across the curving trench leads to an open space, where the Agora may have been situated: beyond it lay the town, the remains of which are scanty, though the line of the walls can be traced.
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  • 23 95 17 From falling, or being caught between trains and platforms, walls, &c..
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  • They may consist of earth with a retaining wall along the tracks and with the surface gravelled or paved with stone or asphalt, or they may be constructed entirely of timber, or they may be formed of stone slabs supported on longitudinal walls.
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  • At intermediate stations the roofs are often carried on brackets fixed to the walls of the station buildings, and project only to the edge of the platforms. At larger stations where both the platforms and the tracks are covered in, there are two broad types of construction, with many intermediate variations: the roof may either be comparatively low, of the " ridge and furrow " pattern, borne on a number of rows of pillars, or it may consist of a single lofty span extending clear across the area from the side walls.
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  • A trench was first excavated to the proper depth, then the side walls and arched roof of brick were put in place, earth was filled in behind and over the arch, and the surface of the ground restored, either by paving where streets were followed, or by actually being built over with houses where the lines passed under private property.
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  • Where the depth to rail-level was too great for cut-and-cover methods, ordinary tunnelling processes were used; and where the trench was too shallow for the arched roof, heavy girders, sometimes of cast iron, bridged it between the side walls, longitudinal.
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  • In Berlin, on the Stadtbahn - which for a part of its length traverses private property - masonry arches, or earthen embankments between retaining walls, were substituted for the metallic structure wherever possible.
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  • The town walls were in the main demolished towards the end of the 19th century.
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  • The upper town is built on seven hills, each crowned by a church, while the lower, still partially surrounded by walls and ditches, is divided by the river and Ludwigskanal into three districts.
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  • and 116° 29' E., on the northern extremity of the great alluvial delta which extends southward from its walls for 700 m.
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  • Under the Kin dynasty the walls extended to the south-west of the Tatar portion of the present city, and the foundations of the northern ramparts of the Khan-balik of Kublai Khan are still to be traced at a distance of about 2 m.
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  • north beyond the existing walls.
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  • The outer walls of the double city contain an area of about 25 sq.
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  • Unlike the walls of most Chinese cities, those of Peking are kept in perfect order.
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  • The outer faces of the walls are strengthened by square buttresses built out at intervals of 60 yds., and on the summits of these stand the guard-houses for the troops on duty.
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  • The population of Peking is reckoned to be about r,000,000, a number which is out of all proportion to the immense area enclosed within its walls.
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  • Viewed from the walls Peking looks like a city of gardens.
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  • outside the walls, but this distance has since been covered by an electric tramway.
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  • Ober-Ingelheim, formerly an imperial town, is still surrounded by walls.
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  • Under the Lombards the town was the seat of dukes and counts; in the 12th and 13th centuries it formed a flourishing republic, busied in surrounding itself with walls (1229), controlling the Crostolo and constructing navigable canals to the Po, coining money of its own, and establishing prosperous schools.
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  • Of the castle earthworks and fragments of walls remain.
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  • In the eastern part of the city he built for himself a large palace, which probably occupied about a sixth of the space now enclosed within the city walls, or nearly the whole of the rectangle enclosed by Strada di Porta Alberoni on the south, Strada Nuova di Porta Serrata on the west and the line of the city walls on the north and east.
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  • A more memorable and clearly authentic monument of Theodoric is furnished by his tomb, a massive mausoleum which stands still perfect outside the walls near the north-east corner of the city.
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  • Apollinare in Classe, erected at the same time outside the walls of Classis, and now standing by itself in the lonely marshes, is the largest basilica existing at Ravenna.
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  • The exterior brick walls are divided by shallow arches and pilasters, as in other churches of Ravenna.
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  • The walls of the interior were stripped of their marble panelling by Sigismondo Malatesta in 1449, for the adornment of his church at Rimini.
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  • Belisarius dallied with the proposal until he had obtained an entrance within the walls of the capital, and proclaimed his inviolable fidelity to Justinian.
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  • Manole, being unable to finish the walls, the prince threatened him and his assistant with death.
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  • In the daytime "the gorged females rest motionless on the walls and ceilings of rooms, choosing always the darkest situations for this purpose" (Austen).
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  • The site of the Samnite city, which in the 4th century B.C. had a coinage of its own, is not known; the Roman town lay in the valley of the Vulturnus, and its walls (4th century) enclose a circuit of 12 m., in which are preserved remains of large baths (Thermae Herculis) and a theatre.
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  • The walls, 25 to 50 ft.
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  • Signs of this fire are still visible on the walls, which are in part tinged red by the flames.
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  • Desertion, pestilence and famine added to the usual horrors of a siege, and at length on the ninth day of the fourth month 586, a breach was made in the walls.
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  • The Temple, palace and city buildings were burned, the walls broken down, the chief priest Seraiah, the second priest Zephaniah, and other leaders were put to death, and a large body of people was again carried away.
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  • Having satisfied himself of the extent of the ruins, he aroused the people to the necessity of fortifying and repopulating the city, and a vivid account is given in his name of the many dangers which beset the rebuilding of the walls.
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  • Nevertheless the undaunted Judaean pressed on unmoved by the threatening letters which were sent around, and succeeded in completing the walls within fifty-two days.2 In the next place, Nehemiah appears as governor of the small district of Judah and Benjamin.
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  • is placed in the middle of the building of the walls in fifty-two days; the other reforms during the second visit are closely connected with the dedication of the walls and with the events which immediately follow his first arrival when he had come to rebuild the city.
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  • (c) In the 10th year (445 B.C.) Nehemiah returned with permission to rebuild the walls, the citadel and the governor's house (Neh.
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  • Wizards and impostors persuaded the multitude to follow them into the desert, and an Egyptian, claiming to be a prophet, led his followers to the Mount of Olives to see the walls of Jerusalem fall at his command.
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  • The holy city was barred against the Jews; they were excluded, under pain of death, from approaching within view of the walls.
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  • Canea (Xavia), the seat of government since 1840 (pop. 20,972), is built in the Italian style; its walls and interesting galley-slips recall the Venetian period.
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  • The script also recurs on walls in the shape of graffiti, and on vases, sometimes ink-written; and from the number of seals originally attached to perishable documents it is probable that parchment or some similar material was also used.
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  • In Crete, in the later period, when the rulers could trust to the " wooden walls " of the Minoan navy, there is no parallel for the massive fortifications that we see at Tiryns or Mycenae.
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  • The walls of the throne room show frescoes with sacred griffins confronting each other in a Nile landscape, and a small bath chamber - perhaps of ritual use - is attached.
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  • This quarter of the palace shows the double axe sign constantly repeated on its walls and pillars, and remains of miniature wall-paintings showing pillar shrines, in some cases with double axes stuck into the wooden columns.
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  • 2 seqq.), the Hellenic bridge and the vast rock-cut reservoirs of Eleutherna, the city walls of Itanos, Aptera and Polyrrhenia, and at Phalasarna, the rock-cut throne of a divinity, the port, and the remains of a temple.
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  • 1241), on learning that Oedipus was her son she immediately hanged herself; but in Euripides (Phoenissae, 1 455) she stabs herself over the bodies of her sons Eteocles and Polynices, who had slain each other in single combat before the walls of Thebes.
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  • No ruins are to be seen as in other Persian towns; the houses are comfortable, in good repair, roofed with tiles and enclosed by substantial walls.
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  • It is surrounded by walls and is of antique appearance.
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  • Among the noteworthy buildings are the "Zwinger," a tower with walls 23 ft.
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  • Here are the ruins of a palace of the native khans, built in the 16th century; the mosques of the Persian shahs, built in 1078 and now converted into an arsenal; nearer the sea the "maidens' tower," transformed into a lighthouse; and not far from it remains of ancient walls projecting above the sea, and showing traces of Arabic architecture of the 9th and 10th centuries.
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  • The relics of the two Marks, who are said to have been buried at Saintes-Maries, are bestowed in the upper storey of the apse of the fortress-church, a remarkable building of the 12th century with crenelated and machicolated walls.
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  • There were originally six separate gardens, all contained within one large wall but separated one from another by high walls.
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  • described, but with the ovules on the walls of the cavity (not in its axis or centre), a six-parted perianth, a stamen or stamens and stigmas.
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  • The town was formerly surrounded by massive ancient walls, but these have now been for the most part replaced by boulevards; many of its streets are narrow and irregular.
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  • Littledale's first journey ended at Peking; his second, in 1894-1895, took him almost within sight of the sacred walls of Lhasa, but he failed to pass inside.
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  • Lady Atkyns was trying by every possible means to get the dauphin out of his prison when he was apparently already in safe hands, if not outside the Temple walls.
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  • The body wall of the Chaetopoda consists of a "dermo-muscular" tube which is separated from the gut by the coelom and its peritoneal walls, except in most leeches.
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  • With a few exceptions among the Polychaeta the vascular system is always present among the Chaetopoda, and always consists of a system of vessels with definite walls, which rarely communicate with the coelom.
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  • There are no lacunar blood spaces with ill-defined or absent walls except for a sinus surrounding the intestine, which is at least frequently present.
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  • On the other hand, additional longitudinal trunks are sometimes developed, the chief one of which is a supra-intestinal vessel lying below the dorsal vessel and closely adherent to the walls of the oesophagus in which region it appears.
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  • The oesophagus is often furnished with glandular diverticula, the "glands of Morren," which are often of complex structure through the folding of their walls.
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  • This cavity and its walls becomes prolonged to form the oviducts.
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  • m.) enclosed by the walls is inhabited nor was the whole space ever occupied by buildings, the intention of the founders of the city being to wall in ground sufficient to grow food for the inhabitants during a siege.
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  • The arable land within the city is mainly on the west and north; only to the south-east do the houses come right to the walls.
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  • Within the walls are two steep hills, one, Dala, about 120 ft.
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  • In the winter 417-416 a further expedition to Argos resulted in the destruction of the half-finished Long Walls and the capture of Hysiae.
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  • The site is now covered with valonia oaks, and has been much plundered, e.g by Mahommed IV., who took columns to adorn his new Valideh mosque in Stambul; but the circuit of the old walls can be traced, and in several places they are fairly well preserved.
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  • and is partly surrounded by ancient walls.
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  • One of the most ancient towns in Thuringia, Saalfeld, once the capital of the extinct duchy of Saxe-Saalfeld, is still partly surrounded by old walls and bastions, and contains some interesting medieval buildings, among them being a palace,, built in 1679 on the site of the Benedictine abbey of St Peter, which was destroyed during the Peasants' War.
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  • of the station, crowns the summit of a hill (1984 ft.), and is surrounded by medieval walls.
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  • A feature of the upland districts is the total absence of hedges, and the substitution of limestone walls, put together without any mortar or cement.
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  • It is a military town, with provision stores, an arsenal and an arms workshop. Its walls are armed with steel guns.
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  • In selecting young pear trees for walls or espaliers, some persons prefer plants one year old from the graft, but trees two or three years trained are equally good.
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  • The queen dowager and her daughter were carefully watched at Linlithgow, but on the 23rd of July 1543 they escaped, with the help of Cardinal Beton, to the safer walls of Stirling castle.
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  • The walls of the renal sacs are deeply plaited and thrown into ridges.
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  • Below the surface these walls are excavated with blood-vessels, so that the sac is practically a series of blood-vessels covered with renal epithelium, and forming 6 Cephalic tentacle.
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  • No opening into the body-cavity has been made; the organs which lie in the coiled visceral hump show through its transparent walls.
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  • The enlarged glandular structure of the walls of the rectum is frequent in the Pectinibranchia, as is also though not universal the gland marked y, next to the rectum.
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  • Many Gastropoda deposit their eggs, after fertilization, enclosed in capsules; others, as Paludina, are viviparous; others, again, as the Zygobranchia, agree with the Lamellibranch Conchifera (the bivalves) in having simple exits for the ova without glandular walls, and therefore discharge their eggs unenclosed in capsules freely into the sea-water; such unencapsuled eggs are merely enclosed each in its own delicate chorion.
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  • egg-capsules are formed they are often of large size, have tough walls, and in each capsule are several eggs floating in a viscid fluid.
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  • The old-fashioned town, consisting chiefly of one long broad street, retains portions of its ancient walls.
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  • She is the mother of Ur, the personified fire of hell, who in anger and pride made a violent onset on the world of light, but was mastered by Hibil and thrown in chains down to the "black water," and imprisoned within seven iron and seven golden walls.
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  • They lead into chambers, formed by inpushing of the cuticle, whose delicate inner walls are in contact with air-tubes; on the outer surface of these latter are ridges, along which the special nerveendings are arranged.
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  • tergal ful muscles arising from the thoracic walls, and inserted into the proximal ends of the thighs, N.
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  • This latter, as well as the heart and the walls of the blood spaces, arises by the modification of mesodermal cells, and the body cavity is formed by the enlargement and coalescence of the blood channels and by the splitting of the fat body.
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  • The inner walls are decorated with Byzantine frescoes, among which only a painting of the Last Supper, and the portraits of five saints, remain unrestored.
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  • The walls are built of solid brickwork and then covered with thin slabs of rich and costly marbles.
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  • Sculptured panels, with conventional motives, peacocks, eagles devouring hares, peacocks drinking from a cup on a tall pillar, are let into both exterior and interior walls, as are roundels of precious marbles, sawn from columns of porphyry, serpentine, verd antique, &c. The adoption of veneer for decoration prohibited any deep cutting, and almost all the sculpture is shallow.
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  • In the interior the effect is gained by broad masses of chromatic decoration in marble-veneer and mosaics on a gold ground to cover the walls and vaults, and by elaborate pavements of opus sectile and opus Alexandrinum.
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  • During the middle ages the walls of Venetian buildings were constructed invariably of brick.
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  • They were usually solid, but in some cases they were built a sacco- that is to say, two thin outer walls were built and the space between them was filled with grouted rubble.
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  • Owing to a fire which gutted a great part of the palace in 1574, the internal appearance of the rooms was completely changed, and the fine series of early Paduan and Venetian paintings which decorated the walls of the chief rooms was lost.
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  • On the walls of the chief council chambers are a magnificent series of oil-paintings by Tintoretto and other less able Venetians - among them Tintoretto's masterpiece, "Bacchus and Ariadne," and his enormous picture of Paradise, the largest oil-painting in the world.
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  • The walls, both internally and externally, are encrusted with marbles.
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  • in 3 m.; a part of its course is between walls of sandstone too ft.
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  • In spite of the fact that the French field-pieces at once made practicable breaches in the mud walls of the fort, the defenders held out with desperate valour.
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  • The second was the seat of the royal government of Massachusetts during the provincial period, and within its walls from 1760 to 1775 the questions of colonial dependence or independence probably first came into evident conflict.
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  • At length Aurelian arrived before the walls of Palmyra, which was captured probably in the spring of A.D.
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  • The rebellion was sternly suppressed and the walls of the city destroyed (Ibn al-Athir, A.H.
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  • All but annihilated by earthquake in the 11th century, it recovered considerable prosperity; when Benjamin of Tudela visited the city, which was still called Tadmor, he found 2000 Jews within the walls (12th century).
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  • The walls on the western side, and the terrace and battlement towards the river, are of a considerable height, and present a commanding aspect from the water.
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  • If an attempt be made by any enemy to lift the lid, the spider seizes its inner side with his fangs and striking his claws into the walls of the burrow offers the greatest possible resistance to the efforts of the intruder.
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  • Other webspinning spiders (Tegenaria) have somewhat similar habits; and the male of the park-web spider (Atypus), one of the Mygalomorphae, taps the walls of the tubular web of the female before daring to bite a hole in it and descend into her burrow.
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  • As instances of procryptic or celative coloration may be mentioned that of the species of the genus Dolomedes, one of the Lycosidae, which lives amongst reeds and is marked with a pair of longitudinal yellow lines which harmonize with the upright stalks of the vegetation, and Lycosa pitta, which lives on the sand, can scarcely be seen on account of its mottled pattern: Sparassus smargdulus and the species of Pecucetia, which are found amongst grass or low green herbage, are mostly green in colour, and Salticus scenicus is banded with white and black to match the grey tint of the rocks and stone walls on which it hunts its prey.
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  • The place figured frequently as a frontier fortress in the wars of the Romans and the Parthians, its brick walls being unusually thick and its citadel very strong.
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  • Memphis was the chief city of the 1st nome of Lower Egypt; in its early days it was known as "the white walls" or the "white wall," a name which clung to its citadel down to Herodotus's day.
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  • The barons alternated between the extravagances of Western chivalry and the attractions of Eastern luxury: they returned from the field to divans with frescoed walls and floors of mosaic, Persian rugs and embroidered silk hangings.
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  • had done in 1227; and though his followers reached Acre, they hardly dared venture outside its walls, and returned home promptly in the beginning of 1270.
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  • The concentric castle, with its rings of walls, began to displace the old keep and bailey with.
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  • In the battle which ensued under the walls of Seville, Abdallah and his auxiliaries were routed with great slaughter, the Cid returning to Burgos with many prisoners and a rich booty.
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  • It then often retains its vitality for a long time, apparently crawling as if it were itself a worm, a phenomenon which is at least partially explained by the extraordinary development of nervous tissue, equally distributed all through the walls of the proboscis, and either united into numerous longitudinal nerve-stems (Drepanophorus, Amphiporus) or spread out into a uniform and comparatively thick layer (Cerebratulus, sp.).
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  • The comparison with the glove-finger is in so far insufficient as the greater portion of the non-evertible half of the proboscis is also hollow and clothed by glandular walls.
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  • - Anterior portion tirely upon contraction of the muscular of the body of a Nemer walls of the space just mentioned, the tine.
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  • It is worthy of notice that in those Nemertines which make a very free use of their proboscis, and in which it is seen to be continually protruded and retracted, the walls of the proboscidian sheath are enormously muscular.
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  • The proboscis broken off and expelled is generally reproduced, the posterior ribbon-like end of this reproduced portion again fusing with the walls of the sheath.
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  • In addition to the musculature of the proboscis and proboscidian sheath, longitudinal muscular fibres are found in the walls of the oesophagus, whilst transverse ones are numerous and united into vertical dissepiments between the successive intestinal caeca, thus bringing about a very regular internal metamerization.
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  • The oesophagus is the anterior portion of the digestive canal; its walls are folded longitudinally, comparatively thick and provided with longitudinal muscular fibres.
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  • Two layers are specially obvious in its walls - the inner layer bordering the lumen being composed of smaller ciliated cells, the outer thicker one containing numerous granular cells and having a more glandular character.
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  • In certain cases, however, the walls of the oesophagus appear to be very closely applied to the muscular body-wall and this vascular space thereby considerably reduced.
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  • The vessels in the more highly developed genera seem to be partly lacunae and partly true vessels with definite walls.
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  • The walls and contents in some forms arise simultaneously; in others the walls are first formed and their lining then proliferates.
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  • In 1740 General James Edward Oglethorpe, governor of Georgia, supported by a naval force, made an unsuccessful attack upon St Augustine; two years later a Spanish expedition against Savannah by way of St Simon's Island failed, and in 1745 Oglethorpe again appeared before the walls of St Augustine, but the treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle in 1748 prevented further hostilities.
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  • Of remains of the Roman period, however, there are none above ground, though various discoveries have been made from time to time within the city walls, the modern streets corresponding more or less, as it seems, with the ancient lines.
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  • When Timur had become master of the situation, Ibn Khaldun let himself down from the walls of the city by a rope, and presented himself before the conqueror, who permitted him to return to Egypt.
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  • of the town), and in 1300 practically founded the town and surrounded it with walls.
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  • He embellished the walls and pylons of his court with scenes from his victories over Hittites and Syrians, and placed a number of colossal statues within it.
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  • The sacred barks of the divinities preserved in the sanctuary of Karnak were then conveyed in procession by water to Luxor and back again; a representation of the festal scenes is given on the walls of the great colonnade.
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  • Cardona is a picturesque and old-fashioned town, with Moorish walls and citadel, and a 14th-century church.
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  • Lycabettus, the most prominent feature in the Athenian landscape, directly overhung the ancient city, but was not included in its walls; its peculiar shape rendered it unsuitable for fortification.
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  • Separated from Lycabettus by a depression to the south-west, through which flows a brook, now a covered drain (probably to be identified with the Eridanus), stands the remarkable oblong rocky mass of the Acropolis (512 ft.), rising precipitously on all sides except the western; its summit was partially levelled in prehistoric times, and the flat area was subsequently enlarged by further cutting and by means of retaining walls.
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  • Remains of primitive polygonal walls which undoubtedly surrounded the entire area have been found at various points a little within the circuit of the existing parapet.
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  • The course of the walls can be traced with a few interruptions along the southern side.
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  • It seems inconceivable, however, that any other site should have been preferred by the primitive settlers to the Acropolis, which offered the greatest advantages for defence; the Pnyx, owing to its proximity to the centres of civic life, can never have been deserted, and that portion which lay within the city walls must have been fully occupied when Athens was crowded during the Peloponnesian War.
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  • In view of the ancient law which forbade burial within the city, the tombs within the circuit of the city walls must either be earlier than the time of Themistocles or several centuries later; in the similar rocktombs on the neighbouring slopes of the Acropolis and Areopagus both Mycenaean and Dipylon pottery have been found.
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  • But the numerous vertically excavated tombs outside the walls are of late date and belong for the most part to the Roman period.
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  • These habitations would naturally in the first instance lie in close proximity to the western approach; after the building of the Pelasgicum they seem to have extended beyond its walls towards the south and south-west - towards the sea and the waters of the Ilissus.
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  • By degrees the inhabited area began to comprise the open ground to the north-west, the nearer portion of the later Ceramicus, or " potters' field " (afterwards divided by the walls of Themistocles into the Inner and Outer Ceramicus), and eventually extended to the north and east of the citadel, which, by the beginning of the 5th century B.C., had become the centre of a circular or wheel-shaped city, 7rOXtos TpOXOEU OS ciKpa Kapnva (Oracle apud Herod.
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  • 57), but no certain traces of such a wall have been discovered; the materials may have been removed to build the walls of Themistocles.
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  • Of later date, perhaps, are the limestone polygonal retaining walls on the west front, which extended on either side of the early entrance.
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  • Admitting the identification, we may perhaps conclude that the temple was repaired in order to provide a temporary home for the venerated image and other sacred objects; no traces of a restoration exist, but the walls probably remained standing after the Persian conflagration.
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  • The almost complete destruction of the buildings on the Acropolis and in the lower city, among them many temples and shrines which religious send- the walls of ment might otherwise have preserved, facilitated the Themis- realization of the magnificent architectural designs tocles .
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  • The walls of the city, now built under the direction of Themistocles, embraced a larger area than the previous circuit, with which they seem to have coincided at the Dipylon Gate on the north-west where the Sacred Way to Eleusis was joined by the principal carriage route to the Peiraeus and the roads to the Academy and Colonus.
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  • The design of connecting Athens with the Peiraeus by long parallel walls is ascribed by Plutarch to Themistocles.
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  • The " Long Walls " (Ta µaKpet TEixn, Ta cnc X) consisted of (1) the " North Wall " (TO l36p€tov TEIXor), (a) the Walls."
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  • The north and Phaleric walls were perhaps founded by Cimon, and were completed about 457 B.C. in the early administration of Pericles; the middle wall was built about 445 B.C. The lines of the north and middle walls have been ascertained from the remnants still existing in the 18th century and the scantier traces now visible.
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  • The north wall, leaving the city circuit at a point near the modern Observatory, ran from north-east to south-west near the present road to the Peiraeus, until it reached the Peiraeus walls a little to the east of their northernmost bend.
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  • The middle wall, beginning south of the Pnyx near the Melitan Gate, gradually approached the northern wall and, following a parallel course at an interval of 550 ft., diverged to the east near the modern New Phalerum and joined the Peiraeus walls on the height of Munychia where they turn inland from the sea.
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  • The existence of any third wall was denied by Leake, according to whose theory the southern parallel wall would be identical with the Phaleric. The language of Thucydides, however, seems decisive with regard to the existence of three walls.
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  • The Phaleric wall, proving indefensible, was abandoned towards the close of the Peloponnesian war; with the other two walls it was completely destroyed after the surrender of the city, and was not rebuilt when they were restored by Conon in 393 B.C. The parallel walls fell into decay, during the Hellenistic period, and according to Strabo (ix.
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  • As soon as the building of the city walls had been completed, Themistocles resumed the construction of the Peiraeus defences, which protected the larger harbour of Cantharus on the west and the smaller ports of Zea and Munychia (respectively southwest and south-east of the Munychia heights), terminating in moles at their entrances and enclosing the entire promontory on the land and sea sides except a portion of the south-west shore of the peninsula of Acte.
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  • The walls, built of finely compacted blocks, were about 10 ft.
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  • This inner and shallower harbour, perhaps the Kcw463 ?up*, was afterwards excluded from the town precinct by the walls of Conon, which traversing its opening on an embankment (76 Sta, uEuov x i.
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  • This stream, which has hitherto been regarded as the eastern branch of the Ilissus rising at Kaesariane, has been identified by Dorpfeld with a brook descending from the south slope of Lycabettus and conducted in an artificial channel to the north-western end of the city, where it made its exit through the walls, eventually joining the Ilissus.
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  • On either side of the Dipylon the walls of Themistocles, faced on the outside by a later wall, have been traced for a considerable distance.
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  • buildings destroyed by the Persians were built into it, possibly owing to haste, as in the case of the city walls, but more probably with the design of commemorating the great historic catastrophe, as the wall was visible from the Agora.
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  • The fine walls of the south and east sides were built by Cimon after the victory of the Eurymedon, 468 B.C.; they extend considerably beyond the old Pelasgic circuit, the intervening space being filled up with earth and the debris of the ruined buildings so as to increase the level space of the summit.
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  • As in the Parthenon, there is a sculptured zophoros above the exterior of the cella walls; this, however, extends over the east and west fronts only and the east ends of the sides; the eastern zophoros represents a battle-scene with seated deities on either hand, the western a centauromachia.
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  • Besides completing the gigantic Olympieum he enlarged the circuit of the city walls to the east, enclosing the area now covered by the royal and the build- public gardens and the Constitution Square.
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  • This was the City of Hadrian (Hadrianapolis) or New Athens (Novae Athenae); a handsome suburb with numerous villas, baths and gardens; some traces remain of its walls, which, like those of Themistocles, were fortified with rectangular towers.
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  • After capturing the Acropolis the Venetians employed material from its ancient edifices in repairing its walls.
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  • The circuit of the walls measures about 4 m., and scanty traces of them and of Roman buildings within them still exist.
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  • It had, and needed, no outer walls, being surrounded on all sides except the S.W.
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  • In addition to these remarkable inland mountains, Formosa's eastern shores show magnificent cliff scenery, the bases of the hills on the seaside taking the form of almost perpendicular walls as high as from 150o to 2 500 ft.
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  • The foreign settlement at Taipe lies outside the walls of the city, and is called Twatutia (Taitotei by the Japanese).
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  • There are some remains of the old town walls.
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  • Having been fortified the town stood several sieges, specially during the wars of freedom waged by the Dutch, the most celebrated fight under its walls being the one in September 1586 when Sir Philip Sidney was mortally wounded.
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  • Its naturally strong position was formerly fortified, and part of the walls, serving as a promenade, remain.
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  • In 1383 Bishop Fordham gave the burgesses licence to receive tolls within the borough for the maintenance of the walls, while Bishop Neville granted a commission for the construction of a pier or mole.
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  • The walls, piers and arches, are all built in brick, covered with stucco, a great portion of which is preserved down to the present day.
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  • The piers carrying the arches have shafts at their angles, the earliest examples known, and the decoration of the walls consists of friezes, borders, and impost-bands, all enriched with conventional patterns interwoven with cufic characters and modelled in stucco.
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  • The windows in the outer walls are filled with pierced stone screens of geometrical design.
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  • walls to a height of 10, Sanctuary.
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  • In addition to the Melghat mountain tract which walls it in on the north, Berar is divided into two sections, the Payanghat or lowland country, bounded on the north by the Gawilgarh hills, and on the south by the outer scarps of the Ajanta range, and the Balaghat or upland country above the Ajanta ridge, sloping down southwards beyond the ghats or passes which lead up to it.
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  • In the stomach it casts its membranes and becomes mobile, bores through the stomach walls and encysts usually in the bodycavity of its first and invertebrate host.
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  • Round the walls of the rotunda are the cells, 208 in number, and arranged in four tiers with balconies reached by iron staircases.
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  • Breda obtained municipal rights in 1252, but was first surrounded with walls in 1534 by Count Henry of Nassau, who also restored the old castle, originally built by John of Polanen in 1350.
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  • Megalithic town walls were naturally common in that stony land, Palestine, and very typical specimens of them were found in the Palestine Exploration Fund's excavations at Bethshemesh (`Ain Shems) directed by Dr. Duncan Mackenzie, 29 whose work also threw new light on the phenomenon of the appearance in Palestine between the 12th and 10th centuries B.C. of subMycenaean (Greek) pottery, which can only be ascribed to the Philistines, whose historical position as a foreign invading force from the Aegean area (Lycia and Crete-Kaphtor) is now entirely vindicated.
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  • high, with walls I 1 ft.
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  • The prince of Conde sustained a severe repulse under its walls in 1638, and it was on this occasion that the town received from Philip IV.
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  • 6.23), where King Pacorus (78-110) is said to have increased its inhabitants and built its walls.
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  • It is quadrangular, and has bastim1ed walls nearly 70 ft.
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  • Above this rise the walls of the heavens like unto the tent of the Tabernacle.
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  • Blocks of dressed stone overgrown by grass lie in regular formation; a series of parallel revetment walls on hills commanding passes exist, as do relics of ancient water-tanks.
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  • Its walls date from the end of the 13th century, replacing earlier fortifications, and enclose a space much larger than that now covered by the town.
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  • Valls is an old town, and its walls and towers still remain.
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  • The parish of Walls, in the west, is said to contain more voes, whence its name (an erroneous rendering of the Norse waas), than all the rest of Shetland; while the neck of land at Mavis Grind (Norse, maev, narrow; eid, isthmus;.
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  • Vaila (21), in the mouth of the Bay of Walls, affords good pasturage.
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  • The island is divided into Mainland district (comprising the parishes of Northmavine, Delting, Nesting, Sandsting, Walls, Tingwall, Bressay, Lerwick and Dunrossness) and North Isles district (the parishes of Unst, Fetlar and Yell).
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  • Pope Damasus himself displayed great zeal in adapting the catacombs to their new purpose, restoring the works of art on the walls, and renewing the epitaphs over the graves of the martyrs.
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  • Subsequent popes manifested equal ardour, with the same damaging results, in the repair and adornment of the catacombs, and many of the paintings covering their walls, which have been assigned to the period of their original construction, are really the work of these later times.
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  • 3) from Northcote gives a very correct idea of these galleries, with the tiers of graves pierced in the walls.
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