I walked round the corner, saw the City and Suburban Bank abutted
on our friend's premises, and felt that I had solved my problem.
None of the best rooms abutted
on the road; and the narrow, heavily-framed old-fashioned windows, never cheerful under any circumstances, looked very dismal, close shut, and with their blinds always drawn down.
I followed the wall right round to the point at which it abutted
on the tower that immured my love; the height never varied; nor could my hands or eyes discover a single foot-hole, ledge, or other means of mounting to the top.
In this case, a sunken sidewalk flag abutted
two different properties.
For example, it might have said: "Where such street walls are abutted
on both sides by existing buildings ..."
Suburban neighborhoods abutted
drought-sticken green spaces that provided the perfect tinder - even the smallest spark could quick burn out of control.