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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Dead walls abutting on to it indicated that it had a garden.
After a friend convinced her to take part in a project for a government agency's security system, Jen found herself all alone after her partners left when the project hit a dead wall.
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.
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 inability of the centre of consciousness to account for the figures which it has ostensibly produced, but which have in fact produced it, leads each reflector novel to a representational impasse, typically associated with a particular cluster of images: abyss, loss of footing, snapping of a cord, overfilling of a vessel, dead wall, or aporia.
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.
Because of its location, configuration and the dead walls on two sides of it, Kesey Square will never succeed as the "living room" of Eugene.
Having mixed uses on the ground floor would contribute to a "lively streetscape" with "no dead walls," said Ingels.
Indeed, the Central Library is now a goner, as is the John Dobson Street deck, Westgate House and the developer-driven Eldon Square shopping centre with its blank, dead walls which faced Blackett Street and Newgate Street and which is now being remodelled.
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?