front of the house


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front of the house

Those parts of a theater which are on the audience side of the fire wall.
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The front of the house looks a good deal cheerier; and Alice's Posies are blooming there beautifully; and if I were a young man, Mr.
There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it: a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and talking over its head.
He passed the kitchen door and the dried corpses swinging in the shade, compelling his foes to run around the front of the house.
But being bitten beyond his power of endurance, he turned out again, and fled for shelter to the coach, which was airing itself in front of the house.
Across the front of the house, and up the spreading eaves and along the fanciful railings of the shallow porch, are elaborate carvings--wreaths, fruits, arabesques, verses from Scripture, names, dates, etc.
The closing of the little gate, at the entrance of the green court in front of the house, drew her eyes to the window, and she saw a large party walking up to the door.
Meantime, when the sun had moved off the great open space in front of the house, the games began.
And they made their way towards the front of the house, and placed themselves near the window which, still more strangely than the rest, remained unoccupied.
While those wild words were pouring from her lips, the rumbling of carriage wheels became audible on the drive in front of the house.
Beyond the moment that the cab driver had deposited his fare beside the curb in front of the house in which the Russian had been quartered there was no clue.
Madame Danglars threw a rapid and inquiring glance which could only be interpreted by Monte Cristo, around the court-yard, over the peristyle, and across the front of the house, then, repressing a slight emotion, which must have been seen on her countenance if she had not kept her color, she ascended the steps, saying to Morrel, "Sir, if you were a friend of mine, I should ask you if you would sell your horse.
There she found the lordly suitors seated on hides of the oxen which they had killed and eaten, and playing draughts in front of the house.