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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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Hester went to the wall; listened at it; and made the affirmative reply.
Poundworld, Bargain Booze and Grainger Games were among 416 that went to the wall, according to Creditsafe - up from 216 at the same time last year.
When Sound Control went to the wall these guys staged a management buy out and they're passionate about their subject.
But while some smaller marts went to the wall, Welshpool's closure was never an option, said Keith Davies, a partner in Welshpool Livestock Sales.