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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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The targeted setting for this study identified was hallway transition time prior to lunch for each grade.
And as for the items in the glass trophy case in the hallway outside the administration office at Berkeley Training?
Yet, when a resident dies in a nursing home, typically the hallways are cleared and in an almost secretive way, the body is taken out the back doors to a waiting hearse, as if it were something to be ashamed of.
Hallway through the movie, we all had to use the bathroom.
This entry alcove sets the ambience for Mark Shafran's new house, creating an eye-catching element in the open hallway.
Using one of the knives, the prisoner followed her out of the kitchen into an unsupervised hallway and stabbed her to death.
Roy DeCarava's black-and-white photograph entitled Hallway relies equally on the image provided by the artist and the unique perspectives we bring as viewers.
The previous August, another resident and I were talking in the hallway. (I was then 54, she 47.
Like all regulation, such codes cover ever-expanding territory, from wiring to stairwells to hallway widths.
* November 1999: Two female students at Ogden's Weber High School are suspended after kissing in the school hallway,
We all stand by our respective lockers in the hallway. I look down the corridor.
Some of our best conversations happen in the hallways. Ask any conference attendee and you'll likely to hear the familiar comment, "The sessions were okay, but I had some great hallway conversations."