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Vacant lot   /vˈeɪkənt lɑt/   Listen
Vacant lot

A lot on which there are no permanent buildings.  Synonym: building site.

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"Vacant lot" Quotes from Famous Books

... a dark night, for there was no moon and the stars were hidden; thus, as Ravenslee followed the Spider, he found himself stumbling over the uneven ground of a vacant lot, a lonely place beyond which lay the distant river. At last they reached various outbuildings, looming up ugly and ungainly ...
— The Definite Object - A Romance of New York • Jeffery Farnol

... with some good textbook on surveying, such as Wentworth's Plane Trigonometry and Surveying. He should also get some civil engineer to give him a little instruction in the rudiments. It is well also to get some practice before going to camp. Any vacant lot or gymnasium floor will be suitable. If the leader is near a small lake that ...
— Camping For Boys • H.W. Gibson

... "Oh, for a vacant lot and a good old whooper-up! Feel!" he said, touching his side pockets. Hillard felt. "Feel again!" commanded Merrihew, touching his trousers pockets. Hillard, with increasing wonder, ...
— The Lure of the Mask • Harold MacGrath

... Vey had been badly beaten in some back room of a saloon and carried out into a vacant lot and left there. He lay there all that night and all the next day. Probably he would have died there had ...
— The Rustlers of Pecos County • Zane Grey

... giving my consent," said the rubber king, "for which no one seems to have asked, what can I give my little girl to make her remember her old father? Some diamonds to put on her head, or pearls to hang around her neck, or does she want a vacant lot on Fifth Avenue?" ...
— Somewhere in France • Richard Harding Davis

... for his home at Salem. The tree in which the document was hidden was ever afterward known as the "Charter Oak." It remained vigorous, bearing fruit every year until a little after midnight, August, 1856, when it was prostrated by a heavy storm of wind. It stood in a vacant lot on the south side of Charter Street, a few rods from Main Street, in the ...
— The Witch of Salem - or Credulity Run Mad • John R. Musick

... vacant lot in the down town section were pens, and stalls, and cages, wherein grunted, squealed, neighed, bellowed, bleated, cackled and crowed, exhibits from the neighboring farms. In the town hall or opera house (it was both) there were long tables covered with almost everything that ...
— The Calling Of Dan Matthews • Harold Bell Wright

Words linked to "Vacant lot" :   lot, sandlot

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