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  • This trompe l'oeil back-garden uses painted lines to make it appear that the tree is disappearing into a sink-hole:

    Boing Boing

  • Yes, there is graffiti on the walls, but you'll want to sit in the swanky back-garden area and take in the sun.

    A Fresh Taste of Summer

  • He's a heavy drinker who at a back-garden barbecue wears a T-shirt with the slogan "Less thinking, more drinking".

    Another Year – review

  • I told the boys that a yellowhammer had been the first special bird I had noted on my very first proper rather than back-garden bird-watching outing aged seven, and how my dad and I had struggled to clinch the identification.

    A Year on the Wing

  • The key to the door in the back-garden wall had hung, unused, in her pantry for as long as he had known her.

    Her Fearful Symmetry

  • So, it was late afternoon and I guess we were about to call a taxi when there was the most terrifying commotion going on in the back-garden.

    How to confirm if a cat's dead.

  • Thus we are told that "firework displays from the largest Guy Fawkes Night spectacle to the smallest back-garden show are under threat from European legislation."

    Weeping after the event

  • We rented the downstairs in a beautiful house with a really beautiful back-garden that the landlord who lived upstairs tended.

    How to confirm if a cat's dead.

  • Although there was a regular cut between the next-door people and us, yet Tug and the Honorable Master MacTurk kept up their acquaintance over the back-garden wall, and in the stables, where they were fighting, making friends, and playing tricks from morning to night, during the holidays.

    Cox's Diary

  • Although there was a regular cut between the next-door people and us, yet Tug and the Honorable Master MacTurk kept up their acquaintance over the back-garden wall, and in the stables, where they were fighting, making friends, and playing tricks from morning to night, during the holidays.

    Burlesques

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