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  • adjective Of a house: joined to another one on one side, having one shared wall.
  • noun Such a house.


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  • And yet the U.K. is only semi-detached from the drama on the Continent, as the bit of Europe that lies on the other side of the Channel is known, and not in any way insulated from it.

    U.K. Only Semi-Detached From Euro Zone's Troubles Paul Hannon 2011

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    Jack 2009

  • Loop Images/Corbis STILL TILLERS: Narrowboats in a lock on the River Thames A balding recreation ground slides past kids kicking a ball about, someone walking his dog; the back gardens of a line of 1950s semi-detached council houses; then, beyond the screen of beech trees and horse chestnuts, a 16th-century church tower and the roofs, some slate, some thatched, of the village.

    The Best Way Through England Is Wet Jonathan Raban 2011

  • Although most of the high-priced sales in April took place in London, two flats in Poole were sold, each at a price in excess of £2m, and two semi-detached properties were sold in Northumberland, both valued at more than £1m.

    First-time buyer numbers are rising, says surveyor 2011

  • This charming stone semi-detached cottage in Portland looks like it is sliding down the hill, but is structurally sound.

    Pciture gallery: First-time buyer homes #3 2011

  • But one of the key questions for the rest of the world must now surely be whether Russia intends to remain semi-detached from the global economy, happy to engage when it suits it and disengage when it doesn't.

    The Return of Putin Bodes Ill for Free Trade Paul Hannon 2011

  • The detached and semi-detached houses for sale range in price from € 147,500 to € 229,950.

    Hardy Irish Souls Tiptoe Quentin Fottrell 2010

  • If you type in “21 Mt Nod Road” there, and then choose the now infamous “Street View”, you get No. 12 (it claims in the caption), semi-detached and having a bin out in front with “9” on it.

    Jean's Knitting Jean 2009

  • For $729,000 you might find a semi-detached house, on a 20' x 100' lot, that needs to be fully gutted and rebuilt.

    New Limit Is Too Low For New York City 2011

  • In the City of Westminster three detached properties were sold for an average £6.9m; in Camden 13 semi-detached properties were sold for an average £3.1m; in Kensington and Chelsea 43 terraced properties were sold for an average £3.1m.

    First-time buyer numbers are rising, says surveyor 2011


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