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  • The road had widened, the hills on her right side falling back to vast open meadows, closed-up fruit stands on the edge of farmland, and an occasional rural road heading inland toward the mountains.

    At Hidden Falls

  • Take the case of one of the properties included in the failed auction: a closed-up, 3,074 square-foot McDonald's built in the 1980s in the town of Macedon, N.Y. It closed in 2009, about the time a new McDonald's opened on the other side of town.

    A New Suburban Blight

  • Planned Parenthood was in what looked like the beginning of a strip mall — there were three stores: a sub shop, a closed-up shop with boards and everything, and Planned Parenthood.

    Punkboy vs. Planned Parenthood

  • This is one or more closed-up, fenced-off, rusting old factories or mills.

    Dave Johnson: The Storm That Created The "Rust Belt" Is Heading For Silicon Valley

  • There's a touch of the gothic and also of Jane Eyre in Burnett's portrayal of Mary's transformation, and certainly of the house with its closed-up secrets where redemption can only be found in the wild, neglected garden.

    This week's new theatre

  • One or more closed-up, fenced-off, rusting old factories or mills with broken windows, maybe part of it falling down, where the people used to work, the jobs moved to Mexico or China.

    Dave Johnson: 9.8%: The Number the Deficit Commission Left Out

  • They passed a closed-up pub shrouded in beer-smelling air, then a row of expensive boutiques.

    Kiss & Break Up

  • The air had a distinctive closed-up smell, a sign that the door was kept shut, perhaps a vain attempt to trap any ghosts that might dwell here.


  • The vague fear that usually lived deep in his gut began to rise, and with it came the smell of dust, and the air of a closed-up space.


  • I fought to catch my breath as I looked at the other closed-up storefronts lining the block.

    The Multiplying Menace


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