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This scheme was set on foot in the purlieus, as it were, of the provincial Legislature of Connecticut, then in session.
Theology, straying from the enclosures of religion, enters the purlieus of philosophy, and in some cases exacts stiff definitions.Instigations|Ezra Pound
Playing at ball again, and in the purlieus of the neighbourhood, against your father's instructions!The Brook Kerith|George Moore
I will guide thee home, for I know well all the purlieus of this evil den of London.The Last Of The Barons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But out of the purlieus of this netherworld strange beings issue when the shades of evening fall.London's Underworld|Thomas Holmes