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dwelling

a place where a person lives treating it as his home, for the purposes of housing and rent legislation and which may become the object of protection such as a statutory secure tenancy.
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I took down this dwelling the same morning, drawing the nails, and removed it to the pond-side by small cartloads, spreading the boards on the grass there to bleach and warp back again in the sun.
These were easily accessible by means of a line, which, passing over the ridge-pole, had one end attached to a bundle, while with the other, which led to the side of the dwelling and was there secured, the package could be lowered or elevated at pleasure.
Thus much for the house, and its appurtenances; and it will be readily acknowledged that a more commodious and appropriate dwelling for the climate and the people could not possibly be devised.
Having obtained the address of the person to whom the house in the Allees de Meillan belonged, Dantes next proceeded thither, and, under the name of Lord Wilmore (the name and title inscribed on his passport), purchased the small dwelling for the sum of twenty-five thousand francs, at least ten thousand more than it was worth; but had its owner asked half a million, it would unhesitatingly have been given.
There was a sufficiently wretched dwelling which housed the family, and some outbuildings--sheds and stables and a barn.
The cleanliness of the almost ruinous dwelling filled Genestas with admiration.
At last, at a turn in one of the paths, Genestas saw La Fosseuse's dwelling, which stood on one of the largest knolls on the mountain.
A thick belt of pines and beeches grew behind the house, so that the picturesque little dwelling was brought out into strong relief by the sombre width of background.
Jane Preece, Shropshire Council planning case officer, said: "The application seeks full planning permission for the erection of two dwellings and formation of new vehicular access at The Bungalow, Golf House Lane, Prees Heath.
MORE homes have been approved for the former Acordis Acetate Chemicals site in Foleshill, increasing its overall size to 331 dwellings.
Outline planning permission was granted in January 2019 for the development of two dwellings at land to rear of Ty Cefn in Llanfwrog on the outskirts of Ruthin.
EIA Screening Opinion for proposed development for up to 3200 dwellings, new schools, local centre and business park and the restoration of Garendon Park.