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vacant lot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vacant lot a lot on which there are no permanent buildings
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Usage

In literature:

Tar-papered shanties went up like mushrooms on the vacant lots.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
It stood alone, with vacant lots all about.
"Wayside Courtships" by Hamlin Garland
But crossing a vacant lot, Sarah came upon that which could make her forget school and time.
"Rosemary" by Josephine Lawrence
Made $25 one summer by raising vegetables on a vacant lot.
"The Measurement of Intelligence" by Lewis Madison Terman
It stood alone, with vacant lots all about.
"Other Main-Travelled Roads" by Hamlin Garland
They saw nothing of the enemy; the lot was still vacant.
"The Flag" by Homer Greene
It was on a vacant lot alongside the Royal Hotel that the Rev.
"Some Reminiscences of old Victoria" by Edgar Fawcett
My attention was first drawn to him by hearing a squeaky little trill in the vacant lot.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
Every large vacant lot in the safe zone was preempted and even the cemeteries were crowded.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
An available vacant lot was picked out.
"A Pirate of Parts" by Richard Neville
On a vacant lot at Franklin and Clay Streets four small boys were playing one-eyed-cat.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
In a vacant lot behind one of the houses there was a whirligig, that you could ride on and get sick in about a minute; it was splendid.
"A Boy's Town" by W. D. Howells
Unless you care to take that vacant lot of mine, next the tavern.
"Harper's Young People, June 22, 1880" by Various
In many of our large cities they have planted "war gardens" on every vacant lot they could get.
"Modern Americans" by Chester Sanford
Let them build up the vacant lots.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
Vacant lots, unoccupied fields, and the open street are used by men and boys for their games.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
There, sure enough, was a large herd of them in a paddock in a vacant lot.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
Why not make a splendid public market on that vacant lot that's still left?
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
The diamonds were only vacant lots as a rule and the ball would get lost in the high grass.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
It climbs a hill and seems to come to an end in less than a block among a waste of vacant lots.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
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In news:

Neighbors say vacant lot is a health risk.
Artists, architects and other creative minds are modifying an image of a Baltimore vacant lot with their ideas on how to use the space.
Urban Farmers' Crops Go From Vacant Lot to Market.
Decaying Body Found In Vacant Lot in Queens.
People walking through a vacant lot in Westminster found a human bone over the weekend, state police say.
Detroit sells city -owned vacant lots to neighbors, cleaning up neighborhoods.
Bing touts success of drive to sell off vacant lots in Detroit.
And benches and tables are planned for a vacant lot at 191 Bowdoin St.
Tires of all sizes are discarded in vacant lots throughout San Juan.
The city of San Diego is cracking down on the owners of trash-filled, vacant lots near the border of Mexico.
The Lyndale Community Garden, formerly a vacant lot at 1470 Lyndale, has been named 2012 Garden of the Year in the vegetable garden category.
Protesters took over a vacant lot in downtown Oakland, claiming it as their new encampment .
Plans for 50 townhomes on a vacant lot in Moraga are raising eyebrows, even though no formal development application or designs for them yet exist.
Photo by Philip WoodElection signs for some of the candidates for Roseville City Council can be found on a vacant lot at Foothills Boulevard and Main Street.
An aerial view of the vacant lot at 4731 40th Ave S.W.
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