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  • The Foundation stood mid-block among fa├žades that melded together to make an elegant sweep of cream-colored stucco, iron railings at street level, iron-railed terrace running along the entire length of the next floor, tall windows overlooking the trees and flowers of Mowbray Square.


  • There, some thirty feet in width, was a shallow, iron-railed pit. this pit was encircled with several tiers of bleacherlike wooden benches.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • They entered another little passage in the wall of this ante-chamber, and then he found himself on an iron-railed gallery of metal that passed round the side of the great hall he had already seen through the curtains.

    When the Sleeper Wakes

  • Because she and the boy had come early, she had won for them a coveted spot: they stood against the iron-railed barricade separating the general crowd from the cathedral doors and from Archbishop Romero's casket, positioned there, plain and unadorned, on the landing above the steps.

    Excerpt: The Weight of All Things by Sandra Benitez

  • His head fell on the pillow and, sinking through the down, he heard the pounding of his heart; and every pound was a footstep, as down the iron-railed hall the warder clanged, calling out the numbers of the cells and the cell doors slammed as he called them rebounding, and the bawling and banging and hounding steps came closer till his door was resoundingly next.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • There was indeed one vast, high-ceilinged room, with wooden beams cutting across the space overhead, and iron-railed stairs to balconies on either side.

    The Final Reflection

  • It was the Guthrie Theatre, with the lobbies and wide iron-railed staircases thronged with concertgoers.

    War for the Oaks

  • Our room was on the third floor of the hotel, with a small iron-railed balcony overlooking the gardens of Ezbekieh Square.

    The Mummy Case

  • The afternoon sun had already died in the west as he walked down Dauphine, and the old stucco buildings and the iron-railed balconies stood out against the acetylene-blue glow of the sky after dusk.

    Half of Paradise

  • It gave on to another room, the mirror image of the first, except for the bed, which was an old-fashioned iron-railed effort.

    Fear is the Key


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