It was a city condemned and derelict. . . . . In South Kensington the streets were clear of dead and of black powder. (not reviewed by editor)
Directly below him the balloonist would have seen the network of streets far and wide, houses, churches, squares, crescents, gardens—already derelict—spread out like a huge map, and in the southward blotted. (not reviewed by editor)
The barrow of ginger beer stood, a queer derelict, black against the burning sky, and in the sand pits was a row of deserted vehicles with their horses feeding out of nosebags or pawing the ground. (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.