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In the village or suburb outside there's an inn with the sign of St.
The next day Turlington drove to the suburbs, on the chance of finding the Graybrookes at home again.
These two circumstances, however, happening both unfortunately to intervene, our travellers deviated into a much less frequented track; and after riding full six miles, instead of arriving at the stately spires of Coventry, they found themselves still in a very dirty lane, where they saw no symptoms of approaching the suburbs of a large city.
He could also keep an eye on his own little house, which was being painted and decorated for him in one of the Surrey suburbs, and in which he hoped to install himself soon after Christmas.
When the aisles and platforms were packed by the hilarious crowd, the train pulled out for the short run from the suburbs into Oakland.
The side kept hidden from the general notice, exhibited this same gentleman in the totally different character of a man of pleasure, with a villa in the suburbs which was not taken in his own name, and with a lady in the villa, who was not taken in his own name, either.
I roused myself from the book which I was dreaming over rather than reading, and left my chambers to meet the cool night air in the suburbs.
They display a great variety of very good shops; and both in the town and suburbs there are many excellent private dwellings.
In one of the suburbs is a plank road - not footpath - five or six miles long, and a famous road it is too.
Then, came straggling groups of labourers going to their work; then, men and women with fish-baskets on their heads; donkey-carts laden with vegetables; chaise-carts filled with live-stock or whole carcasses of meat; milk-women with pails; an unbroken concourse of people, trudging out with various supplies to the eastern suburbs of the town.
The interior minister, who is expected to meet with members of Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc in the suburb of Haret Hreik Wednesday, said "the coming days will see an increase in the number of security personnel, and will see more security operations.
Fighters from the Anfal Brigade, which opposition media outlets said was drawn primarily from the Damascus suburb of Dhiyabieh, fled en masse to a nearby regime-held area, amid reports that the fighters had agreed to join the National Defense paramilitary group.