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  • The knife found his throat on the dark half-landing leading down to the narrow hall.

    A Wicked Gentleman

  • We hung a sheet over the window of the half-landing in my halls of residence, set the projector up on the landing above, and routed the sound through the massive speakers belonging to the staircase's hi-fi buff.

    Well, it works for me

  • On that half-landing was a bust of Lionel Charwell, K.C., by

    The White Monkey

  • The half-landing also bore arms: family heirloom rapiers and cutlasses inside a display cabinet, about which Sir Lachlan would joke: 'In case of emergency, break glass.'

    Be My Enemy

  • The reception desk was to the left as you came in, but the hall was dominated by the staircase dead ahead, sweeping widely up to a half-landing, from which it split in two and ascended to the first floor.

    Be My Enemy

  • At a half-landing a hollow-faced woman in a Sherpa coat and gloves is fumbling in her handbag.

    Absolute Friends

  • He left his hat and coat on a marble table and began the ascent to the drawing-room floor, pausing on the half-landing to recuperate.

    The Complete Stories

  • The plumb cord must not contact the front edge of the half-landing.

    Chapter 3

  • Support the straightedge by a batten to be held perpendicularly and move the straightedge towards the half-landing.

    Chapter 3

  • Wait until the pendulum movement of the hanging plumb stopped and measure the difference between the plumb cord and front edge of the half-landing.

    Chapter 3


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