Just across the passage was a long, blind-alley effect running under the stairs, which was used as a store for waste paper.
It ends in a blind-alley, less than a twelfth of an inch from the surface of the wood.
This leads on to the second stage, the “blind-alley” occupation or the skilled trade where there is no real training.
A blind-alley theme, as its name imports, is one from which there is no exit.
“blind-alley” occupations and troubled passage to manhood necessarily go together.
The second glaring instance of a blind-alley theme is that of Monna Vanna.
The "blind-alley" job should be plainly labeled, that it may not catch the girl unaware.
It was a kind of blind-alley, the end of which widened into a small, neat courtyard.
It darted around the blind-alley shelf and was back a moment later.
The author casts one brief glance down that blind-alley marked "Element Way."