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ceiling

Vox populi A maximum, upper limit. See Glass ceiling, Nondisclosure ceiling.
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Accordingly I searched for a hiding place and finally found one by accident, inside a huge hanging ornament which swung from the ceiling of the hall, and about ten feet from the floor.
There are the cobwebs on the ceiling, a bloated spider crawling in one: a worse monster is gloating over me: those dull eyes of his, and my own pistol-barrel, cover me in the lamp-light.
So I left the poor child on her knees in that vile cellar, white face and straining hands uplifted to the foul ceiling, sweet lips quivering with prayer, eyelids reverently lowered, and the swift tears flowing from beneath them, all in the yellow light of the lantern that stood burning by her side.
The interior of the den was no less dilapitated than she; there were chalk walls, blackened beams in the ceiling, a dismantled chimney-piece, spiders' webs in all the corners, in the middle a staggering herd of tables and lame stools, a dirty child among the ashes, and at the back a staircase, or rather, a wooden ladder, which ended in a trap door in the ceiling.
Indignant as he was at this impertinence, there was something so exquisitely absurd in such a cartel of defiance, that Nicholas was obliged to bite his lip and read the note over two or three times before he could muster sufficient gravity and sternness to address the hostile messenger, who had not taken his eyes from the ceiling, nor altered the expression of his face in the slightest degree.
Yes,' rejoined Mr Folair, looking round for an instant, and immediately carrying his eyes back again to the ceiling.
Instead, we covered the ceilings with a second layer of drywall.
drywall work - ceilings - ceiling cover made of gk smooth / perforated, f0 - 2 700 m 2 , - under-ceiling made of gk impregnated, f0 - 800 m 2 , - under ceiling made of gk smooth, f30 - 6 m 2 , - gk perforated ceiling, f0 - 660 m 2 , - grid ceiling with gk fries, f0 - 450 m 2 , - metal ceiling, f30 - 250 m 2 , - aluminum acoustic lamella ceiling, f0 - 250 m 2 , - fiber cement paneling, exterior, f0 - 50 m 2 , - direct wear, f0 - 3 200 m 2 , - ceiling bulkhead, f0 / f30 - 50 m 2 , - recesses for recessed ceiling luminaires - 2 000 pieces, - ceiling revising flaps smooth / perforated - 320 pieces, - light lines / ventilation outlets - 500 m.
Although most people have plain ceilings, there is a lot you can do to add visual interest to a ceiling.
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CEILINGS are awkward to work on and, although not as noticeable as walls, they can easily crack, stain and look tatty.
Included in the code is the requirement that all floors, walls and ceilings be composed of material that can be cleaned.