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  • Key complaints pertain to flimsy roofs, cracks in walls, weak doors, as well as the generally 'unfinished' nature of the house - such as unplastered walls and no floors.

    ANC Today

  • The thatch had fallen in, the walls were unplastered, and the door was off its hinges.

    Chapter 19

  • Its low, unplastered adobe walls stand close together.

    American novelist Charles Fleming Embree set his first novel at Lake Chapala

  • The walls were unplastered old brick, a mix of rust and blood with seams of white.

    The Legacy

  • 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

  • It was a large room, with a rough splintery floor, unplastered rafters overhead, and two bedsteads on opposite sides.

    Little Dorrit

  • She commented upon the sloping roof of unplastered boards stained in brown rings by the rain, the uneven floor, the cot and its tumbled discouraged - looking quilts, the broken rocker, the distorting mirror.

    Main Street

  • This was an airy and unplastered cabin, fit to entertain a travelling god, and where a goddess might trail her garments.

    Walden

  • Half a score of miserable farmhouses, unplastered and badly thatched, were scattered here and there about the fields.

    St John's Eve

  • They saw a weed-grown, floorless room, unplastered, an ancient fireplace, vacant windows, a ruinous staircase; and here, there, and everywhere hung ragged and abandoned cobwebs.

    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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