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  • Still, its historic and commercial center is full of cafs, upscale shopping districts, parks, and grand boulevards that intersect narrow, almost alley-like side streets.

    Your Call Is (Not That) Important to Us

  • The alley-like fairways the United States Golf Association prefers are lined with a thin first cut and then the highest, thickest rough the players have seen all year.

    The Terror of the 10-Foot Putt

  • We turn a corner to another nameless, alley-like street, and come to an open kitchen door.

    If You Knew Sushi

  • As I made my way through Teotitl├ín del Valle's alley-like streets, I pondered the fact that what was to be one of my most rewarding travel experiences very nearly didn't happen.

    A Zapotec funeral, Oaxaca, Mexico

  • It cut across her figure, and then there came another, illuminating the alley-like street beyond us, and I realized that the lamps had been lighted within Fra Filippo's shop.

    Vittorio, The Vampire

  • At the top of the long stair a dense throng milled in the alley-like street.

    Gambler's World

  • Some of the old irregular thoroughfares on which the bazars are situated radiate from the wider and more important Muski; then, again, there are narrower alley-like streets, a veritable tangle!

    Travels in the Far East

  • The Gray Lensman made his carefree way down the alley-like thoroughfare, whistling inharmoniously and very evidently at peace with the Universe.

    Gray Lensman

  • Fanny found her way down the crude cinder paths that made an alley-like approach to the cathedral.

    Fanny Herself

  • At the foot of a gentle eminence she entered the narrow, winding street of the town, a crooked little town physically both in the matter of this meandering alley-like thoroughfare and in the matter of the hastily builded, unprepossessing houses; a crooked town in its innermost character, it was easy to believe.

    Six Feet Four

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