back alley

back alley

see under back street.
See also: alley, back
References in classic literature ?
Success gave him nerve and even actual intrepidity; insomuch, indeed, that after he had conveyed his harvest to his mother in a back alley, he went to the reception himself, and added several of the valuables of that house to his takings.
And they had also brought pianos and guitars, and they played and sang operas, while the plebeian paper-lanterned gondolas from the suburbs and the back alleys crowded around to stare and listen.
Shut the door and blindfold the doctor tight and fast, and make him swear to be silent as the grave, and put a purse full of gold in his hand, and then take and lead him all around the back alleys and everywheres in the dark, and then fetch him here in the canoe, in a roundabout way amongst the islands, and search him and take his chalk away from him, and don't give it back to him till you get him back to the village, or else he will chalk this raft so he can find it again.
Greggs worker Kenny Thurgood was out in Newcastle when he was attacked by Laghaney in a back alley.
THESE dramatic pictures show firefighters tackling a back alley blaze in Cardiff.
The attack happened in a small back alley known as a "ginnel" in Halifax, West Yorks.
Another rad thing is that you can actually see these bands in concert with loud speakers and vendors and all the amenities instead of some back alley shithole.
From the neglected back alley to the high rise towerblock, this exhibition will show how green fingers and green thinking can help transform city spaces into urban oases.
The little girl was snatched from her bath on December 27, sexually assaulted in a car, then dumped naked in a freezing back alley.
From daily rehearsals to company rivalries, backstage mayhem to back alley murder, we have the best seats in the house as we follow our talented narrator through his apprenticeship.
The entrance to the old warehouse in a back alley was inconspicuous, designed for cargo rather than people.
It's a ploy lifted, with only minor variations, from the script of the abortion rights movement, which always asked: what if it were your daughter being forced to get an abortion from a back alley butcher?
FORMER cricketing legend Imran Khan came face to face with three of his biggest fans yesterday - girl band Back Alley.
This is the message which the novel's second epigraph conveys: "God slumbers in a back alley / With a gin bottle in His hand.
And A Day's Work, 1970, shows a powwow of three Klansmen (actually two: the hood of the third has turned into a two-by-four with nails) standing in a back alley next to a trash can they have just stuffed with shoes and legs.