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  • She heard a dog bark and the sound of men calling to one another at work, and there, on a rising slope ahead of her, was a group of builders, working on a construction site that seemed to be based round an old brick ivy-clad farm building.

    Margaret Drabble | Trespassing

  • There is a real disconnect because their way of thinking required years of seclusion on ivy-clad campuses that may as well be Mars to most regular people.

    Unemployment still at 10%. [pause] Yipe. - Moe_Lane’s blog - RedState

  • But Country Life also enjoys a respected reputation for comprehensive articles about historic buildings, and Mr. Goodall has exploited the magazine's extensive photographic archives, including some especially atmospheric images of castles in their ivy-clad Victorian condition, before 20th-century restorations tidied them up.

    The House Impregnable

  • It was a typical English prep school of the period, as Dahl described it, “a purely money-making business owned and operated by the headmaster,” educating about seventy boys,* aged between eight and thirteen, in a three-story, ivy-clad Victorian Gothic mansion, surrounded by playing fields, tennis courts and allotments.

    Storyteller

  • She attached herself to the rear of the tour as prospective students, their families, and tourists circled an ivy-clad building.

    Enchanted Ivy

  • And then tell us the reaction among colleagues within the ivy-clad halls of academia.

    Predictions 2010

  • Not quite as striking and impressive as Caroline's ivy-clad mansion, but his and hers, mainly his, and bought and paid for.

    The Devil's Bedpost

  • It is quite amazing that, in an age where the Internet makes real time communication from Trenton to Timbuktu a reality, that the bulk of our elite bankers still emerge from a handful of ivy-clad intellectual hatcheries, and bounce back and forth between Wall Street investment banks and the government agencies that regulate them.

    Brian Ross: For Economic Change, Say Goodbye to Wall Street, Hello to the Digital Route 66

  • Old and decayed as was now its desolate appearance, Matilda approached the gothic ivy-clad gateway, with an agitation which almost subdued her, and she was obliged to pause for some time before she had resolution to proceed.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • Radcliffe's novels commonly feature oppressed young females, passionate, but flawed, young lovers, overwhelming patriarchal villains, faithful, talkative servants, ivy-clad Gothic buildings with sinister vaults, wild romantic scenery and mysteries to be unravelled.

    Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)

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