from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In architecture, an expanse of wall unbroken by architectural features or ornaments; especially, such an expanse con sidered as a feature of design, or as a field for decoration in painting, or of any other na ture.


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  • I saw every bit of available wall-space hung deep with sea-boots, oilskins, and garments, clean and dirty, of various sorts.

    Chapter 14

  • They were beautiful and honest things, and he decorated all the available wall-space of his bedroom with them.

    Chapter V

  • But I agree, the wall-space around the beds should have been used for cupboards, shelves, and drawers. modina on 18 Jan 2009 at 9: 09 am #

    Monte-Silo House by Gigaplex Architects

  • Since relocating to a much smaller space, I've learned to make the most of the wall-space with an assortment of noticeboards, hooks, pins, rails, clips, magazine holders, magnetic boards and magnets, drawer handles, and of course the pre-existing and incredibly handy picture rail.

    Studio tips - Vertical storage

  • On birthdays, holidays and graduations, the dreaded swarm descends, perching on her shelves, flapping up her wall-space, peeking out from her closet -- it's like a horror movie.

    Jen Sincero: Threesome's A Crowd

  • ` My next exhibition, I don't want any wall-space showing, just ranks of painted faces demanding we pay them some attention. '

    Fleshmarket Close

  • August had decided of his own accord to brace the walls of his garage with steel struts and divide the wall-space off into panels.

    The Road Leads On

  • Note the possibility of using the wall-space between the buttresses for storage (shelving).

    Chapter 7

  • More wine racks took up the furthest wall except for the door through to the office and storeroom, and on every other inch of wall-space there were shelves for sherries, beers, mixers and coke and all the oddments that people asked for.


  • The base of the colonnade beneath the balustrade and pillars is a rough concrete wall hidden by a sloping bank of evergreens, upon which the eye rests pleasantly amid so much wall-space and architectural decoration.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878


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