“If the declivity is gentle, it can be drained by sodded, concave avenues; but if too steep for that, it must be benched or terraced, which is more expensive.”
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“The main building and the wings were built in the so-called terraced form; that is to say, the first row of apartments in the main building and in each wing on the court side were but one story high.”
“The Chinese, however, have invented an ingenious kind of pathway called a "terraced" or "flying" road.”
“The scene recalled the terraced heights of Switzerland, and the people working there looked like flies on a wall. [”
“Emily Park, 28, is a single mother to eight-year-old Joseph, and works for a firm of solicitors in York, where she lives in a rented terraced house.”
“Over drinks in her terraced, art-rich house, clients comb through gems as carefully as they do stocks, sometimes spending weeks on the process.”
“Georgian terraced houses, designed for a walking citizenry, are tall and narrow.”
“These houses, now mostly occupied by lawyers, are the work of Nicholas Barbon, who pioneered terraced housing when he wasn't sitting in parliament or helping to invent buildings insurance.”
“It is a ramshackle building built on a terraced hillside in the middle of the woods, and looks like it may have been built at the first stages of settlement in the area.”
“Stuart Allan, a RICs member based in Co Durham, said: “The bottom end of the market of older terraced houses is slow mainly due to the difficulties of obtaining mortgages for first-time buyers.””
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