dead wall


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blank wall, blind wall, dead wall

A wall whose whole surface is unbroken by a window, door, or other opening.

dead wall

A wall whose entire surface is unbroken by a door, window, or any other opening; a blank wall.
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Newman found himself in a part of Paris which he little knew--a region of convents and prisons, of streets bordered by long dead walls and traversed by a few wayfarers.
Dead walls abutting on to it indicated that it had a garden.
Outside the surveillance of a property owner or householder and in the absence of a police force, the dead wall was a recognized "no man's land," a site of anonymous inscription, transient commerce (including prostitution), and of cheap and jobbing print.
The dead wall was therefore a paradigmatic site of ephemerality and inscription in the late Georgian and Victorian city, the place at which the tide of commerce, including print culture and writing itself, washed up against the shores of obsolescence and loss.
Wordsworth's remediation of the materiality of ephemera and ephemerality in general in The Prelude was therefore designed to assimilate to the medium of poetry the poetics of everyday sociality represented by forms of printed ephemera and spaces such as the dead wall (part of the project of Romantic poetry as a whole to make lyric capital out of mundane, transient, ordinary things).
Talk of euphoria hitting a dead wall, or a magic spell rudely broken--something along those lines was the effect of that bombshell.
A small but fashionable Shaker-style cupboard filled the dead wall space, its mesh door allowing a sense of space to be retained there.
The book rightly draws attention (57) to a little known but provocative passage from The Logic of Political Economy: "We have all read of secret doors in great cities so exquisitely dissembled by art that in what seemed a barren surface of dead wall, where even the eye forewarned could trace no vestige of a separation or of a line, simply by a simultaneous pressure upon two remote points, suddenly and silently an opening was exposed which revealed a long perspective of retiring columns--in architecture the most elaborate, where all had passed for one blank continuity of dead wall.
The cabinet is made from proprietary resin to create acoustically dead walls with maximum internal air volume.
Having mixed uses on the ground floor would contribute to a "lively streetscape" with "no dead walls," said Ingels.
In fact, why are we with her here in this silent, claustrophobic space, of dead things, dead paint, dead walls, dead glass held up to catch the departing shadow of a dead world?