back street

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a narrow street with walls on both sides

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On Monday, Polly began the "delicate and dangerous task." Instead of going to her pupils by way of the park and the pleasant streets adjoining, she took a roundabout route through back streets, and thus escaped Mr.
So day after day she trudged through the dull back streets, longing for the sunny park, the face that always brightened when it saw her coming, and most of all the chance of meeting well, it was n't Trix.
The band on the pier is playing a harsh waltz in good time, and further along the quay there is a Salvation Army meeting in a back street. Neither of the bands hears the other, but up here I hear and see them both.
- in a fifth floor, up a narrow dark back street in Antwerp.'
I loafed along the back streets studying and studying.
My brother could not hear it for the traffic in the main thoroughfares, but by strik- ing through the quiet back streets to the river he was able to distinguish it quite plainly.
Fortunately it was early, and they went through back streets, so few people saw them, and no one laughed at the queer party.
The quaint back streets of Kingston, where they came down to the water's edge, looked quite picturesque in the flashing sunlight, the glinting river with its drifting barges, the wooded towpath, the trim-kept villas on the other side, Harris, in a red and orange blazer, grunting away at the sculls, the distant glimpses of the grey old palace of the Tudors, all made a sunny picture, so bright but calm, so full of life, and yet so peaceful, that, early in the day though it was, I felt myself being dreamily lulled off into a musing fit.
When I struck the town I see there warn't nobody out in the storm, so I never hunted for no back streets, but humped it straight through the main one; and when I begun to get towards our house I aimed my eye and set it.
The map, which sits on the corner of Prince Street and Back Street in Peterhead, has had a large part of its stone base destroyed in the collision.
"They have been found near Sainsbury's, Woof'N'Ready, the back street of Christopher Street and along Sandringham Road."
APEX CITY OF LONDON, NEAR TOWER OF LONDON WHERE AND WHY Hidden away on Seething Lane, a quiet little back street in EC3, this modern but cosy four-star hotel is just a few steps away from the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, mainline rail (Fenchurch Street), the underground, Docklands Light Railway and river boat cruises.
Or, courtesy of this callous administration, you can go secretly back to your poor back street and do something else that probably won't make you happy at all.
He is suspected of stabbing the captain to death in a back street in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, at 10:15 p.m.