It was evidently the derelict remains of some vast structure, to what end built I could not determine. (not reviewed by editor)
And so, in that derelict museum, upon the thick soft carpeting of dust, to Weena's huge delight, I solemnly performed a kind of composite dance, whistling The Land of the Leal as cheerfully as I could. (not reviewed by editor)
Samples from Other Sources
We want to put those derelict buildings to better use.
There were derelicts and down-and-outs and dreamers.
David Almond -- Clay
Rubbish barrels; a derelict car, without wheels, sunk in the ground; boarded-up windows.