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WALL. A building or erection so well known as to need no definition. In general a man may build a wall on any part of his estate, to any height he may deem proper, and in such form as may best accommodate him; but he must take care not to erect a wall contrary to the local regulations, nor in such a manner as to be injurious to his neighbors. See Dig. 50, 16, 157. Vide Party Wall.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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He says "gloom and despondency" is widespread with businesses steadily going to the wall.
THE number of limited companies going to the wall in Wales is on the decline, according to new figures.
The annual number of companies going to the wall has also gone up from 12,600 in 1997 to 16,300.
First Division Wimbledon were the latest club to go into administration this month, while Oldham are close to going to the wall after failing to pay their staff for July.
India's federations of small enterprises, for instance, which have seen many businesses going to the wall due to international competition, had never endorsed globalization.
The main course of the program was a full-length work for nine dancers, Going to the Wall, a New York City premiere, with music by The Fugees, Nonchalant, and Don Byron.
"Going to the wall" seemed almost natural in those days, but taking huge risks while committed to ideals carried substantial costs.