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  • Its 30-square-foot, marble-paved courtyard had its own well; its walls were tile-decorated and its windows to the interior rooms protected and ornamented in painted metal grill work.

    Rachael Freed: The Importance Of Telling Our Stories

  • Barefoot, worshippers knelt in the Grand MosqueÂ’s marble-paved courtyard.

    Excerpt: The Siege of Mecca by Yaroslav Trofimov

  • The Taj Mahal and the two sandstone mosques that flank it stand in marble-paved gardens.

    Taj Mahal in India: One of the 7 'New' Wonders of the World

  • She walked from street to street, till she came to an alley swept and watered and marble-paved, where she saw a vaulted gateway, with a threshold of alabaster, and a Moorish porter standing at the door, which was of sandalwood plated with brass and furnished with a ring of silver for knocker.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • In the center of the Roman Forum, a new sounding last year uncovered the marble-paved area in the Forum of Vespasian where the Roman general (and future emperor) Titus must have displayed the treasures he carried back from the Temple of Jerusalem in 70 AD.

    Rome: The Marvels and the Menace

  • In the marble-paved hall stood a fine group of Mithras slaying a bull, which had been imported from the Levant at great expense by the owner.

    Lost Hearts by M. R. James | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • Opposite the entrance, across a marble-paved lobby, frosted-glass doors led to the chapel.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Now, looking ahead along the marble-paved High Road, Cathan smiled, a shiver of awe running through him.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • Even in the gray drizzle that had begun to fall, the city was light " whitewashed walls, red tile roofs, and limestone " or marble-paved streets.

    The Magic of Recluce

  • Attendants, holding State umbrellas over the favoured guests, usher them through marble-paved courts, in one of which a little prince is seated, with furled golden umbrella behind him to denote his rank, a group of royal children playing round him, their lithe brown forms half-hidden in the green shadows of a great tamarind tree.

    Through the Malay Archipelago

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