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  • Dawn was breaking by the time we alighted for a mile-long walk up a wash of gravel, rock and boulders which winds up to Ganjgal, some 60 rock-walled compounds perched high up the terraced slopes at the eastern end of the valley, six miles from the Pakistani border.

    KIA KIA/BNR

  • Cobbled streets ran between rock-walled buildings, and a crumbling palace stood on a prominence on the far side.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • He had been raised up there in the huge rock-walled hooghan of his formidable mother, who was called, appropriately enough, Woman With the Stone House.

    Yellow Dirt

  • The sun was still above the horizon, but it was evening already in the rock-walled glens.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • This time Jamie turned to the north, and over a jumble of stone and through a crevice, into the head of a tiny glen, rock-walled and leafy, filled with the gurgling of water from the burn that spilled from a dozen wee falls among the rocks and plunged roistering down the length of the canyon into a series of rills and pools below.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Behind the poles was the gaping opening of a rock-walled root cellar that had been shored up with wood posts and crossbeams that either had collapsed or that insects had reduced to the weightless density of cork.

    Rain Gods

  • Dzomos, a cross between a yak and a cow, graze in rock-walled enclosures.

    Himalayan Mountain High

  • Platoon members demolished the bunker with grenades and climbed up on to a cave plateau, guarded by a rock-walled bunker and three fighting positions, directly above the first bunker.

    Anaconda's End Game

  • Dainyl waited until the last of the tallows and oils flowed past him, and he eased them through his shields and let them drop, flaming, into the holocaust he sensed building in the rock-walled tunnels below.

    Cadmian's Choice

  • We climbed up the footholds, through the trapdoor and stood together in the rock-walled room that the Rokador used to store machine parts.

    The Rivers of Zadaa

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