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  • They are believed to have been fairly continuously occupied for some 2,000 years with settlement concentrated at Village Bay with Gleann Mor for summer sheilings. 1,400 cleiteans, turf-covered stone storage huts, have been found all over the islands.

    St Kilda (Hirta) National Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

  • Having turf-covered tops for the playgrounds, this parking would not have uncontrollable storm water run-off, and the raised grounds could be constructed in such a manner as to both collect and manage the drainage, processing and redirecting much of that water back to supply the school's needs for both potable water and irrigation.

    Barak Obama should do this immediately

  • Between the turf-covered slope and the gigantic perpendicular rock intervened a weather-worn series of jagged edges, forming a face yet steeper than the former slope.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • Such places never changed-from a turf-covered hut at the village's edge with a hole in the roof to let the smoke out, to a rough wooden building at the edge of the high road with the drinks served across a bar made up of kegs and planks, they were all the same: places for mortals to seek out oblivion and trouble.

    Music To My Sorrow

  • Such places never changed — from a turf-covered hut at the village's edge with a hole in the roof to let the smoke out, to a rough wooden building at the edge of the high road with the drinks served across a bar made up of kegs and planks, they were all the same: places for mortals to seek out oblivion and trouble.

    Music to My Sorrow

  • Pao-yü, Hsiang-yün and the rest watched the servant-girls take the partition-boxes and place them among the rocks, and seat themselves some on boulders, others on the turf-covered ground, some lean against the trees, others squat down besides the pool, and thoroughly enjoy themselves.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • To either side of them was a row of long, turf-covered mounds.

    The Chrome Borne

  • Streets were turf-covered, narrow and twisting, not many vehicles upon them and those compact.

    The Game Of Empire

  • One of the turf-covered mounds ended my journey as I came against its wall with some force.

    Dread Companion

  • His tomb stands near the house, -- a spacious receptacle, an iron door at the end of a turf-covered mound, and surmounted by an obelisk of the

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 101, March, 1866

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