Long Walls

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Long Walls,

Greece: see PiraiévsPiraiévs
or Piraeus
, city (1991 pop. 182,671), E central Greece, in Attica, on the Saronic Gulf; part of Greater Athens. It is the port of Athens and the chief port in Greece.
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Except for the glazed rotunda part its long walls, divided into narrow panels separated by an order of flat pilasters, presented, depicted on a black background and in vivid colours, slender women with butterfly wings and lean youths with narrow birds' wings.
The sky was gold and purple like an autumn sunset, and long walls of brilliant clouds lay round him.
Rouletabille and I had been walking for several minutes, by the side of a long wall bounding the vast property of Monsieur Stangerson and had already come within sight of the entrance gate, when our attention was drawn to an individual who, half bent to the ground, seemed to be so completely absorbed in what he was doing as not to have seen us coming towards him.
He had moved out of college, and was contemplating the Universe, or such portions of it as concerned him, from his comfortable lodgings in Long Wall. He was not concerned with much.
Right across the foot of the hill there had sprung up a long wall of struggling horses and stricken men, which ever grew and heightened as fresh squadrons poured on the attack.
She was just thinking this when she saw that, at the end of the path she was following, there seemed to be a long wall, with ivy growing over it.
"Put your back ag'in this wall," said old Mazey, pointing to the long wall -- pierced at irregular intervals with windows looking out over a courtyard and fish-pond -- which formed the right-hand side of the corridor, as Magdalen now stood.
The sun shone full into the pathway; the light and warmth were very perceptible after the shade thrown by the long wall of poplar trees; the still powerful rays poured a flood of red light over a cottage at the end of the stony track.
Set the long walls upright and opposite each other with the corner posts facing inward.
Erection of long walls was not exceptional to China, of course: Hadrian's Wall in Britain or the less famous Sasanian Great Wall of Gorgan immediately come to mind.
The students,through this artistic and academic exercise were to embellish 300 meter long walls of the university with their paintings comprising beautiful scenes and portraits.
On one of the long walls, I installed wainscot strips made from tongue-and-groove pine.