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- n. Plural form of housewall.
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As they entered the cramped, cobbled street, which was no more than twenty feet wide from housewalls on the one hand to warehouse walls opposite, Maybrick slipped his right hand into his coat pocket again.
There was a clean path down the centre of the street, for men and horses stood back close under the housewalls on each side.
Once inside his housewalls he fled to his beloved gems and solaced himself with them till it was time for his bath, which he took in his private bathrooms.