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  • Over the low-arched gateway which led into the yard there was a carved stone, exhibiting some attempt at armorial bearings; and above the inner entrance hung, and had hung, for many years, the mouldering hatchment, which announced that umquhile Laurence Dumbie of Dumbiedikes had been gathered to his fathers in Newbattle kirkyard.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • So saying, we entered a small low-arched door, secured by a wicket, which a grave-looking person seemed on the point of closing, and descended several steps as if into the funeral vaults beneath the church.

    Rob Roy

  • In a low-arched and dusky passage, by which he endeavoured to work his way to the hall of the castle, he was interrupted by a female form.


  • “I will,” said Lord Newhaven, and he wrote a short letter in his small upright hand, closed the envelope, addressed and stamped it, and sauntered out through the low-arched door into the garden.

    Red Pottage

  • While he mentally fumed and cursed, they came to a low-arched gateway in the southern wall, and through this they filed.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • These have their gable ends to the street; great bow windows, with diamond panes set in lead, grotesque carvings, and low-arched doorways. 41 41

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon

  • Crossing this dusky entry, and on through yon low-arched way — cut through what in old times must have been a great central chimney with fireplaces all round — you enter the public room.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • “This way, gentlemen,” said Carlton, directing the beam of his lantern approximately thirty degrees to the left, where I now perceived the mouth of what appeared to be a narrow, low-arched tunnel.


  • To the left is the little baptistery; directly before one, a narrow stairway which leads to the Cloister; and on the right, a low-arched vestibule which opens into the nave of the Cathedral.

    Cathedrals and Cloisters of the South of France, Volume 1

  • Spiggot looked intently at the traveller as he stooped, and entering the low-arched door which was surmounted by an old monastic legend, trod into the bar with a heavy clanking stride, for he was accoutred with jack-boots and gilded spurs.

    The International Monthly Magazine, Volume 5, No. 1, January, 1852


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