She jerked the door open, sending frightened chickens flopping against the coop walls.
Remembering the pictures on the walls in the house, she wondered if it was a forgery.
Then I remembered her talking to me about the paintings on his walls.
There he scooped a bed in the sandy floor, away from the moist walls.
Imagine the stories that must lurk in the walls of this house.
After nearly an hour of riding, they descended the steep walls of a draw and followed it to a small valley.
If you use the right colors, and brighten the walls with a few large pictures, or some mirrors, it wouldn't be so dark.
By noon she had the pictures and mirrors on the walls and was hanging the curtains when Cade came in.
I cursed myself for not bringing a flashlight as I felt around the walls for a light switch.
There was no window and the only ornaments were crucifixes on three walls.
The walls were solid concrete and windowless.
Concrete walls surrounded us and the door, the only opening was a massive solid wood hulk.
Men and women lined the walls, most making out.
The ground rumbled suddenly and the garage walls shook.
Black furniture, white carpets, black granite countertops in the kitchen, white walls and cabinets.
She looked at the pictures on his walls, not surprised to find them bland.
She couldn't explain the sense that she didn't belong despite the pictures of her and Jonny on the walls and all her things sprinkled around the room.
"No, Jonny, I-- " He pulled her towards the dark hallway, staying close to the walls.
The walls were bare, the curtains drawn even during daylight, and the heavy wooden furniture solid and worn.
The carpet was a deep maroon, soft and cushy, the walls around her brown.
Until she saw the blood on the walls and ceiling, she thought it was a surgical room.
Jake led him into the Gregorian mansion, whose stone walls resembled an old school fortress.
They moved like smoke, shifting and swirling as they crawled the walls.
Shadows chased her up the stairs and flew down the halls, coating the floors and walls in shallow, black fog.
The underground world was well built and bright with whitewashed walls lining corridors wide enough for two people to walk side by side.
A look around her bedchamber with its black, stone walls, ceiling and floor revealed nothing remotely edible.
They inched forward, one behind the other, hands at their sides lest they rub the slime of the rock walls that wept on either side.
The walls were filled with books while plants added to the warm and homey atmosphere.
He led her through the stronghold and into the courtyard and garden area between the walls and the fortress.
Deidre's eyes were caught by the gardens but drifted to the pine trees beyond the walls.
She ran outside the walls of the fortress into the forest.
Inside, all the walls and ceilings had been covered with sheetrock.
The only difference was the electricity powering lights in the heavy iron and wood chandeliers overhead and the intercom system installed into the walls beside each entrance.
She'd pushed down his walls then driven them back up.
His cabin was tiny, two rooms, with the walls lined with weapons he'd collected over the years.
They emerged through a back door into a massive foyer made of white marble and limestone with ancient carvings on the walls and statues positioned throughout.
There were handprints on the windows, as if someone had tried to escape, and blood splattered on the ceiling and the walls.
There's an eighty two percent chance he'll kill you, if you're not behind those walls, the man replied.
You're welcome for convincing Gabe not to knock down the rest of your walls to get to this one.
The idea she'd hidden it somewhere he couldn't find was driving him mad, along with the scent of the human blood coating the walls of the far bedroom.
The chunky blocks of the stone walls were decorated with art done by children, and colorful mats covered the floor.
Crossing through, she emerged outside, in the forest, a short distance outside the low walls around the massive fortress.
The walls, however, were as black as the ceiling.
He was distracted by the feel of both after so long with nothing but stone walls beneath his fingertips.
She stared at the walls, wondering who'd had the time to repaint her guest room.
It certainly didn't smell like someone had painted it recently, and there were scuff marks, crayon, and dirt on the walls.
He led her through a fortress too ancient for her to date, its blackened walls and well-worn stones massive and thick.
He slammed himself against the cell walls, roaring.
Rhyn smashed his cell hard enough for the walls to shudder.
They began beating against their cell walls, and the lights flickered again.
A sprawling castle with thick walls, an old portcullis, and torches glowing along the walls rose up before them.
He trailed Kiki out of the castle to the boulders a short distance from the walls.
Kiki ceased pacing and stared at the walls.
Rhyn took a deep breath before perching on a boulder outside the walls.
The wooden door and whitewashed walls --along with the open window above the bed allowing in balmy air --soon brought to mind a more tropical place.
He can't come in the walls.
The walls were made of uneven, massive stones, the same kind beneath her feet.
The room was more welcoming than she expected, the stone walls covered and smoothed with Sheetrock painted a light green and edged with pumpkin orange.
The walls were lined with blouses, formal wear, business wear, jackets, and other kinds of clothing, while displays of knit shirts, sweaters, jeans, and slacks spanned out before her.
No less than twenty showers separated by waist high walls lined the area before her.
Still another door led her to a locker room with mirrors along two walls and another door to the restrooms.
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.
The room was warm and cozy, its walls done up in dark lacquered wood, the warm glow of chandeliers non- imposing.
Rhyn took in the small marble statues and portraits of wealthy Venetians on the walls.
The massive halls were chilly, with ugly stone walls and wooden beams far above.
Far across the sea, he saw the black walls of Hell stretching from water to sky.
Kris could kill or have him killed in retribution for any life he took while inside the walls.
Steadying herself against the walls of the winding
When he.s strong enough, we can send him outside the walls.
But by the Code, I cannot throw him outside the walls when he is so injured.
"You need to toss him outside the walls, fast," Katie said.
Frustrated at not finding either of the men he sought, he created a portal to the Caribbean Sanctuary and emerged outside the walls.
The demon was too surprised to react, and Jade hacked him down until the black walls were sprayed with demon blood.
I left her outside the walls because I didn.t want Toby to see.
Darkyn fell as well, and the walls around the Sanctuary tumbled in the distance.
That would explain why the walls around the Sanctuary are in ruins.
Inside, the first and second levels had been combined to create a large, tall space whose walls and ceilings were lined with paintings.
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.
Its legs were jointed outwards like a spider's, and its ability to climb walls resembled that of a spider.
A yellowish glow emitted from some unseen light source in the grey walls reminded her of a late winter afternoon that never ended.
It was allegedly her translator and emitted a low-level hum similar to the walls.
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.
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.
She entered a narrow, well-lit hall and followed it through smoothly hewn walls.
She expected another similar chamber with a low ceiling and plain walls and was stunned at the massive cave before her.
She walked into the chamber, awed by the drawings and writings on the walls.
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.
Later, the serendipitous drippings were augmented by additional piping, carrying excess water to spray even more surface of the rock walls.
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.
But, to Dean, neither did a 10mm line, all that bound the scampering gnats they could see peppering the icy walls of the gorge.
Since the first time I stepped inside I had a sense of all of the love and happiness and peace those walls have witnessed.
Up the gorge, there were no climbers tacked to the icy walls.
Dean yelled, his voice echoing up and down the now empty gorge, bouncing about the stone walls and boulders of the narrow ravine.
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.
The music room had raised panel cherry walls and a coffered ceiling with intricately carved beams.
Pieces were hung on the walls with down lighting, and brass easels were strategically placed around the room.
Precisely. Many a man has tried to break through those walls, but you are the first to succeed.
A rug would help, but it wouldn't stop the wind from climbing the insulationless walls or seeping through the gaps around the mopboards.
The sun wouldn't be up for another hour, but the block walls of the dairy loomed clearly in the white landscape.
Her thoughts were interrupted by a cacophony of squawks and wings beating against the chicken coop walls.
The rest of the chickens were flogging all over the tiny coop, bouncing off the walls in a state of panic.
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.
Black-clad guards roamed the internal perimeter while others manned the walls of the compound.
The facility was clean and elegant with crisp light emanating from glowing orbs on the walls.
If I hear this nonsense again, I'll send you outside the walls to deal with this mess personally.
The people were doing whatever it took to survive outside the walls, and they'd run across more men in Western uniforms.
The interior of the command hub was darkened, aside from the light of systems and screens on all the walls.
The walls were breached.
When were the walls breached?
The commo room where he sat was large with marble walls and leather chairs, a sign of the upper class's decadence.
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.
He emerged from the thick steel walls into the sunlight.
Even if she did, the feds had thrown up walls on the other side that looked like they could withstand a nuclear blast.
She waited to feel the walls shake from more strikes but felt nothing.
The metal lair was much cooler than the air above ground, and water stained the walls on one side of the tunnel.
Behind the walls she'd seen from the opposite side, there were hundreds of the fed's special security forces in semi-permanent camps.
Before he opened it, Brady could feel the walls shaking from the missile strikes.
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.
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.
You're on your feet right now and the walls are still standing.
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.
He was running into more brick walls than an overworked mason.
Her footsteps echoed off the block walls.
The thick log walls insulated them from some of the noise, but the storm was fierce.
The white block walls of the dairy remained solid, but the windows were dark.
They had decided on putting down a new floor and putting sheet rock over the walls.
The shaking of the earth grew worse, until the walls began to tremble.
The walls around the bailey began to crumble.
Jenn grabbed Dustin's hand and pulled him through the crowd, out of the enclosed space where the walls crumbled.
She retraced her steps until she reached the tall walls outside of the orchard.
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.
His magic filled the air around him, flinging the living room furniture against windows and walls in a fit of fury.
The walls and floor of the hallway were splattered with blood, the bodies of the newly killed still kicking.
Before the last full moon, you never desired to visit the villages, or even to venture outside our walls.
Despite the danger outside the walls, tension released her shoulders when she'd gone far enough to lose sight of the city's walls.
Your father wishes me inside the walls.
"I'll leave you to puzzle over the walls," Vara said in a tight tone.
The guards on the fortress walls had bunched together to watch and draw poison- tipped arrows.
They walked through a small door into the walls of Tiyan.
Three walls were solid dirt and one was cool iron.
Taran roared again and beat on the walls.
He paced, shouted, and pounded the walls until his body was depleted of energy.
He insisted I stay within the walls, never take a life, remain faithful first to my people, second to my family.
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.
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.
I would be foolish to let you free within my walls.
She waited for him to catch up then ducked through a door leading from the inner city beyond the walls, and he followed.
His shoulders hunched instinctively as he felt the eyes of the guards atop the walls on him.
No swarm of arrows pierced his back as he walked away from the walls.
It was as he exited the walls that he saw where the men of the city were.
The heavy scent of fragrant sea swept over him, the chill of the ocean kept out of the city by its thick walls.
Taran's attention swept to the walls behind him, and he felt a pang of yearning and regret.
It was not within the walls, the encampment on the cliff, or within the passionate people themselves.
"There is not a family in our walls the Warlord has not helped," Lean added, calming.
He no longer questioned the need for such a trained, disciplined army, or the absence of able-bodied men within the city's walls.
He's tried for years to sneak someone inside our walls.
I cannot track two traitors within my walls.
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.
The numbers atop the walls had been doubled, a sign of impending battle.
We have the thickest walls, and the creature promised to help me build the strongest armies with the strongest warriors.
I have seen the walls and watched her armies fight.
Hilden had greeted her at the walls and escorted her to the center of the city lest she be challenged by patrolling guards.
He had heard nothing of or from Sirian, and the guards on the walls revealed nothing of any threat.
The walls have held?
The walls will hold, and as Rissa knows, Memon's forces are not yet large enough to threaten us.
"There is a war outside the walls and one inside," Hilden said grimly.
They number a third of the men within the walls.
"I will fight on the walls like every other man," he said.
In the distance, over the walls, he saw the flaming arrows streaking in both directions.
At a pause, he darted to a small enclave hugging the walls, where a dozen warriors were gathered.
We can pull men off the northern walls.
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.
She halted her horse three roads from the walls, gazing at the swarm of men.
Battles raged atop the walls, on the narrow stairways, at the base of the walls.
He turned one of my allies, Oceanan, against me, and I do not know the strengths of his followers within my own walls.
"How are the walls?" he asked.
Tell him, he will honor me by meeting me first outside his walls and kneeling as any good slave should.
Walls can be built with time and peace can be bought.
We need to repair the walls, Taran said.
The walls are made of the demon's magic, and Rissa's armies are too far south to hold the city.
She said you needed time to fix the walls.
Taran tossed his reins to the page that darted from the stables before jogging the narrow stairwell leading to the top of the walls.
The moon reached its peak before he'd finished inspecting the walls and greeting its guards.
His gaze traveled the length of the glowing forest to the walls and settled in the direction of the magic Springs.
Her heart slowed as she took in the majestic walls of her home.
It felt like a lifetime, as if she were looking up on the walls for the first time in an age!
Her beloved walls stood strong and beautiful, the white stone streaked with peach.
He paused in front of her and turned to face the walls.
Its walls are carved from the cliffs, Memon continued.
The moon peered over the walls of the city, and he squinted toward it.
I go to the walls.
The battles inside and outside the walls raged throughout the night, quieting only at dawn, when sunlight illuminated the destruction.
The forest to the north was afire, the dead strewn around the north and south walls.
The walls were of stained pine, shellacked to a glow that reflected every ray of light that entered the large windows.
Each of the other two walls had a doorway.
Even the bathroom had hardwood floors and stained pine walls.
She followed his gaze, taking in the bare glossy walls and impressive fireplace with one forlorn glance.
The elevator door opened and he stepped inside, swallowed by its stainless steel walls.
Jessi crossed to the wardrobe the same color white as the walls and opened it.
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.
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.
The walls were covered in suede, she realized as she placed a hand against one.
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.
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.
Though sacked by the Goths in the 5th century, and later by the Moors, it is still surrounded by massive walls of Roman origin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The other remains within the city walls are of surprisingly small importance; near the picturesque church of S.
The line of the city walls can be distinctly traced for most of the circuit, but the actual remains of them are inconsiderable.
Freeman attributes the southern portion of the walls to Theron (Hist.
The walls of the dwellings are entirely cut out of the natural rock.
large walls, but it is more probably a native word).
in diameter; it has two or three niches, and a conical roof formed by the gradual inclination of the walls to the centre.
slabs or two small walls; the semicircular space thus formed has a diameter of about 45 ft., and was probably intended for sacrifices.
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.
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.
Under its walls was fought in A.D.
Groups of these dwellings are enclosed by subsidiary stone walls so as to form distinct units within the larger precinct.
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).
The brick and opus reticulatum facing of the walls is especially fine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The walls were completed in 1437.
In the 13th century it became the seat of Count Gerhard of Wesemael, who surrounded it with walls and built a castle.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Its ancient gates, walls and towers have disappeared, but it still possesses a few medieval edifices.
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.
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.
Therefore in a room with an open fire the air is, as a rule, less heated than the walls.
"Calvin," says Principal Lindsay, "did three things for Geneva all of which went far beyond its walls.
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.
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.
In 174 we hear of its walls being repaired by the censors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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