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vacant

Law (of an estate, etc.) having no heir or claimant
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The dancing pavilion was put up near the Danish laundry, on a vacant lot surrounded by tall, arched cottonwood trees.
They crossed a bridge that ran over a tiny stream and passed another vacant lot in which corn grew.
While all was silence in the class--silence, but for the rustling of copy-books and the travelling of pens over their pages--a leaf of the large folding-door, opening from the hall, unclosed, admitting a pupil who, after making a hasty obeisance, ensconced herself with some appearance of trepidation, probably occasioned by her entering so late, in a vacant seat at the desk nearest the door.
There was a rush for the vacant end of the room, now, and we followed and got good places.
Then he strayed through the smoke, dropped into the vacant chair at our table and pulled out cigarettes.
In the prince's household," said De Wardes, looking up with an air of consideration, "let me see -- the appointment of the master of the horse is vacant, I believe.
She went on in the same dull vacant tone, steadily following out her own train of thought, with her heedless eyes on his face, and her wandering mind far away from him.
On the box, Stevie shut his vacant mouth first, in order to ejaculate earnestly: "Don't.
Over in the vacant lots was Jasper, young, coal black, and of magnificent build, sitting on a wheelbarrow in the pelting sun--at work, supposably, whereas he was in fact only preparing for it by taking an hour's rest before beginning.
They present the same rosy complexions and straw-colored mustachios, the same plump cheeks, vacant eyes and low forehead; and they utter, with the same stolid gravity, the same imbecile small talk.
The rooms above were vacant as well, for the widow and daughters had gone to another town.
The posts left vacant by Bagration, who had been killed, and by Barclay, who had gone away in dudgeon, had to be filled.