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Buildings


1. an abnormal fear of being too close to buildings.
2. an abnormal fear of tall buildings.
British. the use of shoddy techniques and materials in construction. Also called jerrybuilding.jerrybuilder, n.jerrybuilt, adj.
British. a person who purchases old structures and disassembles them for salvageable materials and scrap.
the study of sacred buildings. — naological, adj.
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If we find carved stones, the remains of ancient pottery and weapons, parts of buildings or building stones, we shall know we are on the right track," was the answer.
store' buildings, a brick schoolhouse, the court-house, and four white churches.
He wrote of the City of Mexico, the buildings, the people and their habits, the conditions of life which he found there.
After some further discussion, it was gravely settled that Kearney should furnish water brought from the Union Ditch, twenty miles away, at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, to feed a memorial fountain erected by Mattingly, worth a hundred thousand dollars, as a crowning finish to public buildings contributed by Maryland Joe, to the extent of half a million more.
After a little while, the twilight, deepened by the shadows of the fruit-trees and the surrounding buildings, threw an obscurity over the garden.
In my native town of Salem, at the head of what, half a century ago, in the days of old King Derby, was a bustling wharf -- but which is now burdened with decayed wooden warehouses, and exhibits few or no symptoms of commercial life; except, perhaps, a bark or brig, half-way down its melancholy length, discharging hides; or, nearer at hand, a Nova Scotia schooner, pitching out her cargo of firewood -- at the head, I say, of this dilapidated wharf, which the tide often overflows, and along which, at the base and in the rear of the row of buildings, the track of many languid years is seen in a border of unthrifty grass -- here, with a view from its front windows adown this not very enlivening prospect, and thence across the harbour, stands a spacious edifice of brick.
Then, tumbled out of the cars without ceremony, they were no better off than before; they stood staring down the vista of Dearborn Street, with its big black buildings towering in the distance, unable to realize that they had arrived, and why, when they said "Chicago," people no longer pointed in some direction, but instead looked perplexed, or laughed, or went on without paying any attention.
But I confined public religious teaching to the churches and the Sunday-schools, permitting nothing of it in my other educational buildings.
The student does not live in the college buildings, but hires his own lodgings, in any locality he prefers, and he takes his meals when and where he pleases.
It was a north room, and the window, which was long and narrow, looked out on the back buildings and the barn.
Even the Great House itself, with all its pictures, was far inferior to many buildings in Bal- timore.
About this time the two Miss Steeles, lately arrived at their cousin's house in Bartlett's Buildings, Holburn, presented themselves again before their more grand relations in Conduit and Berkeley Streets; and were welcomed by them all with great cordiality.

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