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  • noun Alternative spelling of house wall.


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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.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night 2006

  • 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!

    Kim 2003

  • 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.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 363, January, 1846 Various

  • 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


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