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Used in
Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • He could smell damp, dust and a sweetish, rotting smell; the place had the feeling of a derelict building.  (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.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
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