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  • But it is rare for parents to go to such lengths to protect something that looks from the outside like a long-deserted Pizza Hut.

    Parents Enroll in Protest

  • It was the roar of an engine coming up behind her on the long-deserted road.

    Crusade

  • This venerable Roman city, along with most of its hapless residents who worked and lived at the foot of Vesuvius, an active volcano, was buried under boiling pumice and ash when Vesuvius exploded in 79 A.D. We wander through its cobbled streets and long-deserted houses, markets, and amphitheaters all afternoon.

    Late, Late at Night

  • I lived in a broken down long-deserted shepherd's hut, known as a bothy, out on a windy Scottish mountainside, without electricity.

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff

  • You can pick up its beginnings on Bridgham Heath just to the north of the Thet where the river flows west from East Harling through Bridgham into a land of twisted Scots pines and sandy woods full of pingoes like the bunkers of long-deserted golf links.

    Wildwood

  • Meanwhile, Joshua Calvert and Syrinx are convinced to join forces to take their starships on a mission to the far side of the Orion Nebula, to the long-deserted Tyrathca homeworld, where they hope to find records leading them to an artifact the Tyrathca believe can resolve the crisis once and for all...

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • “And I never forget that you, a girl of eighteen, consented to leave your hills and come to cheer the long-deserted house of an old man like me,” her husband returned fondly.

    Author! Author! » 2008 » May

  • In one corner, a man's voice says that the upper floors of the city's long-deserted railway station remain unplastered.

    The Interplay of History and Memory

  • In a long-deserted habitation even egg-shells have been found fresh, not tending to corruption.

    Hydriotaphia, or Urn-burial

  • Soon after her arrival, she was surprised by a visit from the venerable M. Barreaux, who came impatiently to welcome the daughter of his late respected neighbour, to her long-deserted home.

    The Mysteries of Udolpho

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