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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.

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The use of metaphorical Hallways such as those just described has increased rapidly over the past five years, as has the diversity of new Hallway designs.
There are some fantastic coat racks and umbrella stands on the market ranging from vintage designs to really contemporary models, which are not only practical, but really add to the decor of your hallway.
Baron Design, an interior design firm for lobby, hallway, and common areas in high-end cooperatives, condominiums, and real-estate developments, has found that apartments can increase in value by a least 10 percent if the lobby and hallways are remodeled and up-to-date.
What's the deal: Immaculate modern home that extends to a reception hallway with WC, stairwell access to upper apartments and entry to the lounge, dining kitchen and TV room.
A great buy and a joyous first impression for your hallway.
The parents and their eight children were woken by a smoke alarm at 2am yesterday when a fire started in the hallway of their three-storey house in Holly Road, Handsworth.
Often in a narrow hallway you forget that there is space available above eye level.
The woman who made the call said she was trapped in the hallway by the front door.
It is believed that people make up their mind about your home, and whether they feel comfortable and safe in it, within the first 11 seconds of entering your hallway.
DON'T overlook your hallway - it's the first room people see when they walk into a home so its decor, or lack there of, can speak volumes.