They are as common in an American war zone as sidewalks, firehouses, or schools are in an American city or town.
Gender segregation exists in the public sphere, on some buses, sidewalks, beaches, and in grocery stores.
Had the quake hit at 4:35 p.m., instead of 4:35 a.m., pedestrians would have died on the sidewalks under falling brick facades.
They built a redwood garden fence and installed a flagstone court and sidewalks.
Several streets by the water remained flooded on Tuesday afternoon, and the sidewalks were slick with oil.
The sidewalks were very narrow underneath these fences, so that Betty often walked in the street to be alongside her companion.
By noon the sidewalks were completely covered in miles of streets.
On the sidewalks were many Chinese, who stopped to look at us, or rather at me.
Don't spit on the sidewalks; it spreads disease, and it is against the law.
But the agencies and sidewalks were filled with men who wandered aimlessly with the objectless shuffle of the unemployed.
A critical observation, esp an oblique one: took a sideswipe at ''restrictive court decisions''
[1924+; fr sideswipe, ''a glancing blow,'' found by 1917]