It darted around the blind-alley shelf and was back a moment later.
It ends in a blind-alley, less than a twelfth of an inch from the surface of the wood.
A blind-alley theme, as its name imports, is one from which there is no exit.
The second glaring instance of a blind-alley theme is that of Monna Vanna.
She had him at the end of a blind-alley, and there he must wait until ...