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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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Many of our competitors haven't been able to improve efficiency and have gone to the wall.
The pension is an insult and care has gone to the wall. I amoffended by the claim I amselfish.
It is also very sad that young people are losing their homes and business have gone to the wall.