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HALL. A public building used either for the meetings of corporations, courts, or employed to some public uses; as the city hall, the town hall. Formerly this word denoted the chief mansion or habitation.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He stood keeping hold of the hall porter's belt, and gazing into his face.
Within the hall all was gladness, but without on the lone moorland there stalked a grim monster, named Grendel, whose dark heart was filled with anger and hate.
After this, Jim Hall went to live in the incorrigible cell.
The officer in command at Market Burnham Hall would be obliged if Captain Granet would favour him with an immediate interview, with reference to the events of last night.
The guests had all filed through The Hall of Chiefs; the doors at both ends had been closed.
Hall was leading Billy up what seemed a perpendicular wall in order to gain the backbone of the rock.
"I was a boy in my teens at the time of my father's death and had never seen the Hall, for he lived in a little cottage on the South Coast.
I'll introduce him, Anna, just as soon as we get to the hall."
It was no easy matter on that day, to force one's way into that grand hall, although it was then reputed to be the largest covered enclosure in the world (it is true that Sauval had not yet measured the grand hall of the Château of Montargis).
The Emperor!" a sudden cry resounded through the halls and the whole throng hurried to the entrance.
Some of it will do to patch up the Hall when I'm gone."
Some one broke into hysterical laughter, a woman sobbed, and then Norman of Torn, wiping his blade upon the rushes of the floor as he had done upon another occasion in that same hall, spoke quietly to the master of Leybourn.