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  • Narrow, iron-barred openings, like the slits for archers in medieval castles, dimly lighted the way.


  • She walked past tombstones and weathered monuments, her attention coming to rest on the ancient pyramid looming just behind the short, iron-barred fence and the figures shadowing its stone—one standing, one kneeling.

    Etched in Bone

  • Iblis made quick work of the grate, removed the final screw, and pulled the small iron-barred barrier sideways, yanking Michael to the left.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • Unless we want to lose our license and invest in some cozy, iron-barred real estate.

    A Huntington & Chandler Christmas Carol | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • It simply bit through the gate as if it were fashioned of paper instead of iron-barred timbers, then contemptuously spat the crumpled wood and metal aside.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • The camp-bed is so firmly fixed that it is impossible to move it without an amount of labor that the warder would not fail to detect, for the iron-barred peephole is always open.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • By the end of the second year of his apostolic work, Popinot had turned the storeroom at the bottom of his house into a parlor, lighted by the three iron-barred windows.

    The Commission in Lunacy

  • Library — an iron-barred room, more bare and brown than any I had seen since I left school.

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

  • Fronting you full south, is a mass of masonry with two immense arches, other arches behind them: entering, you find yourself beneath a vaulted roof, and passing on you come to an oblong square which may have been a church; an iron-barred window on your right enables you to look into a mighty vault, the roof of which is supported by beautiful pillars.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • The odds were I'd end up in one of those cold iron-barred cells, not because I'd seen a ghost, but because they'd more likely believe I'd committed the murder and claimed I'd seen a ghost.



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