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I saw a figure of a woman painted on the house-wall of my brother such an one and became enamoured of it.
He reached the group of trees before you and following you into the estate heard your very interesting conversation with John Gordon -- for he scaled the house-wall like a cat and clung to the window ledge!
The Moon of Skulls Howard, Robert E. 2005
And higher up, where the light of the moon shone broader upon the precipice, there seemed to be a rude broken track, like the shadow of a crooked stick thrown upon a house-wall.
Lorna Doone Richard Doddridge 2004
The sun met the eyes blindingly, and was reflected from every house-wall.
Maurice Guest 2003
“Cures guaranteed!” painted man-high on his outside house-wall.
Australia Felix 2003
There were the broken shards; there was the spilt water drying in the sun, and through the cracks of the veranda showed, all ribbed, the white house-wall below — and thrice twelve was thirty-six!
The sentinel was leaning against the house-wall, his coat-skirt wrapped round the lock of his musket to protect it from the drizzling rain, and looking as if he would gladly have exchanged his solitary guard for a share in the revels of his comrades, when Paco came out, the cup of wine in his hand, and whistling in a loud key a popular Basque melody.
Little tables were ranged close to the house-wall.
In and out of Three Normady Inns Anna Bowman Dodd
They whistled as they tapped, nailed up shutters that had hung for four years by one hinge, climbed about the roofs and fixed a tile or two where a hundred were needed, brought little ladders on borrowed wheelbarrows and set them against the house-wall.
The Happy Foreigner Enid Bagnold 1935
He looked carefully to right and left, and up at the house-wall against which they were standing.
Nocturne Frank Swinnerton 1933