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  • The room, which was small and low-ceiled, was furnished with a heap of empty bottles piled up in one corner.

    Les Miserables

  • At that time his well-known establishment consisted of two dining-halls, at right angles to each other; long, narrow, low-ceiled rooms, looking respectively on the Rue Neuve-deRichelieu and the Place de la Sorbonne.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • It was a low-ceiled cellar deep underground, very hot and drowsy with coke fumes, and lighted only by the fires, which cast black velvet shadows in the comers.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • His ordeal took place in a large, low-ceiled room illuminated by five very plain, thin, two-armed gas-jets suspended from the ceiling and adorned by posters of prizefights, raffles, games, and the “Simon Pinski Pleasure Association” plastered here and there freely against dirty, long-unwhitewashed walls.

    The Titan

  • There was a large, low-ceiled room, with clacking, rattling machines at which men in white shirt sleeves and blue gingham aprons were working.

    Sister Carrie

  • There were already several groups of people occupying the long plank tables in the low-ceiled, smoky room when Riker and the others came downstairs.

    TO STORM HEAVEN

  • A part of the tall headboard had been removed so the bed could be used in a low-ceiled room.

    Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Georgia Narratives, Part 2

  • The living-room was a low-ceiled room with French windows leading to the verandah.

    An Australian Lassie

  • Shoji next are opened, disclosing often the dull green mosquito net hung from corner to corner of the low-ceiled sleeping rooms.

    The Dragon Painter

  • This hall had to be crossed before any of the other rooms could be reached; it was low-ceiled, paneled in oak, and lighted by rather small windows, with stained glass in the lower panes.

    A True Friend A Novel

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