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  • n. Plural form of lean-to.


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  • Turns out the press was in the wrong place – they weren't ACTUALLY hiding in the lean-tos for Sanford, but you know, I love the thought.

    Sanford says he was in Argentina, not on Appalachian Trail

  • While not as snug as a regular trench-wall house with a thatch roof, it was better than the lean-tos the Orphans had thrown up.

    Fire The Sky

  • By then the lean-tos have gradually been replaced by squat cement buildings clustered close together.

    Between Expectations

  • Nicole Ropelato of Roy, a third cousin of Jared's, said the family was thankful for searchers and that the boy remembered the instruction about lean-tos.

    Boy Scout safe after cold night in Utah wilderness

  • We drove along broken roads through a never-ending series of hovels, past creaking and dusty carts and the shanties and lean-tos of burlap and rusty corrugated iron that define rural India.

    India’s New Face

  • I remember how gently he gathered toadstools and wove lean-tos of grass with moss roofs, while I assembled a family of pinecone mice.

    The Bird House

  • From Kim Jong-Il to Blockbuster, Vows to Be Better in 2011 Associated Press Kim Jong Il I RESOLVE TO TAKE KEENER AIM at small rocky islands that attack us from behind the skirts of the debauched Western hag and not to leave so many huts and lean-tos unobliterated.

    Resolutions for Gradual Improvement:

  • Other original features include two rustic lean-tos and a teahouse with a view of the lake.

    Summer Camp for Sale

  • Standing at the top of a flight of stone stairs at the west end of the park, looking down on the massive crowd as it moved through the rabbit warren of tarpaulins, lean-tos and the occasional portable sukkah it is Sukkot, after all below, I turned to the vaguely weary clergyman and asked, "So ... what now?"

    Cathleen Falsani: #OccupyWallStreet: Without A Vision, The People Will Perish

  • Families at the site have hunkered down for a long haul, putting up tents or crude lean-tos made of garbage bags stretched above poles.

    'The Miracle of the San Jose Mine'


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