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  • “Let them be admitted,” said the governor, turning back in order again to descend to the street, “and bring them into the folter-kammer of the toll-house.”

    Anne of Geierstein

  • When I had walked some distance without meeting with an inn on the road, and it had already begun to be dark, I at last sat me down near a small toll-house, or a turnpike-gate, in order to rest myself, and also to see whether the man at the turnpike could and would lodge me.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • As I made no distinction among my pleasures between those that came to me from different sources, of varying depth and permanence, I was thinking, when the moment came to answer him, that I should have liked an existence in which I was on intimate terms with the Duchesse de Guermantes, and often came across, as in the old toll-house in the Champs-Elysées, a chilly smell that would remind me of Combray.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • Barbot here shows a “toll-house to collect the customs,” and at the southern extremity a star-shaped “Fort Fernand.”

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • The corporal marched straight forward, followed by the convoy, but had not advanced many paces before a posse of custom-house officers rushed out of a small toll-house.

    The Alhambra

  • The corporal marched straight forward, followed by the convoy, but had not advanced many paces before a posse of custom-house officers rushed out of a small toll-house.

    The Alhambra

  • The captured quickfuse snaked from the explosives, past the toll-house, down the bank, through the rickety fence, and reached to the centre of the meadow.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • The three officers walked towards the toll-house that was marked by a white barred gate across the road.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • In front is seen the toll-house and receiving station, then the great market hall and, in the upper part of the picture, the restaurant and administration offices.

    A Terminal Market System New York's Most Urgent Need; Some Observations, Comments, and Comparisons of European Markets

  • The whole is surmounted by a plain, bold cornice, and block parapet of granite, with pedestal for the lamps, and a neat toll-house.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 19, No. 548, May 26, 1832

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