tenement


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tenement

1. (now esp in Scotland) a large building divided into separate flats
2. Property law any form of permanent property, such as land, dwellings, offices, etc.

Tenement

A building with multiple dwelling units accessed by a single stairway, with two or more apartments on each floor.

tenement

A building having multiple housing units for rent; often, ill-maintained, overcrowded units that may barely meet minimum code requirements for safety and sanitation; usually built many years earlier and found in poorer sections of a city.
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These tenements were, as already mentioned, of that class which are so often seen on the borders, and such as belonged to the infancy of architecture; being simply formed of logs, bark, and poles.
The heated shells of these green unseasoned tenements gave out a pungent odor of scorching wood and resin.
Now, these tumbling tenements contain, by night, a swarm of misery.
On this night Tarzan had proceeded some two squares through the dense shadows of the squalid old tenements which line this dismal way when he was attracted by screams and cries for help from the third floor of an opposite building.
To deal plainly with the reader, the captain, ever since his arrival, at least from the moment his brother had proposed the match to him, long before he had discovered any flattering symptoms in Miss Bridget, had been greatly enamoured; that is to say, of Mr Allworthy's house and gardens, and of his lands, tenements, and hereditaments; of all which the captain was so passionately fond, that he would most probably have contracted marriage with them, had he been obliged to have taken the witch of Endor into the bargain.
GRIM A child walks through the courtyard of a Glasgow tenement THESE haunting images of Scotland's poverty-stricken slums in the 60s and 70s show the horrifying conditions families were forced to live in.
Each community had its own schools, churches, youth clubs and picture houses Tenement homes created cherished neighbours Always there for one another, especially in tough times There was an abundance of local pubs, too In fact one on every corner Looking back life seemed so Uncomplicated then for us kids Until the demise of tenement living began Neighbours left in their droves for pastures new feet may have walked away from the old neighbourhoods Yet hearts never do, they store life's treasured memories of youth Spent in and around the tenements of our city in the old neighbourhoods by Margaret Donnelly,
The information will be visible to everyone at the same time, via the department s website and distributed as a RSS feed, similar to the public lodgement notification of new tenement applications, the Minister said.
consent to approve the sale of the Blue Doe tenement, Eagle Hawk
Perth, Australia, Feb 5, 2014 - (ABN Newswire) - With reference to the announcement made by Padbury Mining Limited (ASX:PDY) on the 29th January 2014, please kindly find an updated announcement relating to the acquisition of the new tenement E52/2993.
Poplar Street and Gelder Terrace in Moldgreen were formerly home to rows of tenement buildings.
House of Representatives today passed legislation that would allow an expansion of the Lower East Side (LES) Tenement Museum.