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A large van used to transport furniture and other household goods from one house to another.
- ‘Stories of removal vans breaking down, mortgage money failing to materialise or a buyer or seller pulling out at the last moment are legion.’
- ‘Make sure there will be enough space for removal vans at both addresses.’
- ‘A removal van was sitting on the far side of the road.’
- ‘Earlier this month I find the museum abuzz with activity and the crashing sound of metal trolleys being loaded onto removal vans.’
- ‘Salaried Compensation is paid for help with legal fees, stamp duty, estate agents and the cost of hiring a removal van.’
- ‘She listened to the removal van start up and accelerate away, and two words looped in her mind like a stuck record.’
- ‘I noted the geographical origin of their removal vans.’
- ‘They rarely activated themselves but had been known to go off when dropped, when shut in cupboards or, on one memorable occasion, while being carried in a removal van.’
- ‘Though it is not sinking, removal vans gather at the Clarendon Building’
- ‘Now I groan a bit at the prospect of moving and wonder if all our stuff will fit in one removal van.’
- ‘I was stuck behind a removal van for far too long the other day, adding literally seconds to my journey.’
- ‘Everything went in the removal van in one go and got unpacked in half the time it took us to pack!’
- ‘The day removal vans arrived at her Kent home, signalling what should have been a long-awaited future of peace and contentment, Anita put an application form in the post.’
- ‘It was too big to fit in the removal van without taking it apart, and we hastliy unassembled it on the day of the move.’
- ‘The Housing Executive lacked sufficient storage space or removal vans.’
- ‘Over the road, a removal van has pulled up.’
- ‘Moving house usually entails careful planning and a removal van but for two rhinos it was a six-year process involving over 60 people, at a cost of about 1.2 million.’
- ‘At least they will be spared the callously quick handover of British prime ministers, with the humiliating exchange of removal vans on the day after the election.’
- ‘A removal van stopped just behind it to protect the car, and the van driver, from Cheshire, got out to help.’
- ‘Every night somewhere in Belfast we see sectarian attacks and every morning the removal vans arrive to take another family away to another location.’
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