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Great 8 BR 8 Ba. in Four Seasons, Pool w/ Slide 2 spasNear Beach & Duck Village

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


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8 Bedrooms + 8.5 Baths, Private Pool, 2 Hot Tubs, Sleeps 18, Great Community

8 bedroom 8.5 bath home in the FOUR SEASONS Community in Duck, N.C. voted 2011 Best North Carolina Resort Community!

A recent remodel expanded the Pool Deck and Game Room. , Bring your golf clubs and use our Kilmarlick Club membership for discounts and shuttle service, bring K-cups for the Keurig coffee brewer, enjoy a clean, well decorated, comfortable home and recently upgraded appliances.. This home features a large upper floor kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, an island with barstool seating, two dining tables a large living room with new sectional sleep sofa, flat screen TV and decks from the living room and dining room areas with more outdoor tables and chairs. All year long, FOUR SEASONS Community offers indoor heated pool, exercise and game room so you can always swim in comfortable water. In season, add the oceanside outdoor swimming pool, shuffle board courts, kid's play area and beach access a short walk (by seven houses) from the house -And a summer trolley if you don't want to walk or carry beach chairs. You'll find FOUR SEASONS is a great place that caters to it's guests - and so do we.

The home has wireless internet access. Large windows on all sides provide lots of light. Two master bedrooms with king size beds / private baths and deck access and a powder room are on the upper level. The mid level features 4 bedrooms; a king bed, two queens and a double set of bunk beds all with private baths. Seven bedrooms connect to a covered deck or porch. There is a large laundry room with new washer / dryer, 2 Pak-n-Plays, baby gate and a high chair . The Ground has 2 bedrooms with Queen beds, 2 baths, Game room with kitchenette, Pool table, Large flat screen TV/stereo with comfortable spectator chairs, couch and love seat seating. Pool deck access and guest's beach equipment storage area complete the lower level. The pool deck area has an outdoor shower and TWO Hot tubs, new chaise lounges for relaxing and a pool made for fun with built in benches and a slide. A new Pergola and Trees provide privacy and some shade. Pool heat can be provided in spring and fall for an additional $450/ week. The guest storage room has beach chairs and pool /beach accessories for your use. The keyless entry with a secure code that changes weekly means everyone come and go easily - No keys to lose!

There is room for 6 - 8 parking spaces and easy ocean and Village access. During the summer a community trolley operates that will bring you to all the amenities such as the indoor and outdoor pools, clubhouse, game room, tennis/ basketball courts, tot playground, beach and Soundside pier, Duck Village and town walking trail - or you may take a very short walk to the beach; you're just 7 houses away.

Located very close to the center of Duck shops, services and restaurants and the Duck Soundside Park that features community events, concerts and activiies. The walking trails through the community and town make bike riding, strolling and running safe, easy and pleasant.

Keywords: Expanded Game Room, great furnishings & beds. Kitchen and bathrooms have granite countertops and fixtures, New Deck Furniture. Four Season's is Duck's best neighborhood. Life o'Rily is seven houses to the ocean, a short walk to community pools, tennis courts, playground, basketball, clubhouse, Soundfront Boardwalk and Park & village of Duck. Sleeps 18

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lynn Hoffmann
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About Lynn Hoffmann

Please feel free to contact the owners, Lynn and Rich Hoffmann @ 202.213.9627 for information / with questions. We welcome your comments and suggestions. We have a large family and make our home enjoyable for large and small groups with many extras for comfort and convenience.

We take pride in maintaining and improving ' Life o' Rily' and spend as much time as possible at the Outer Banks in Duck and Corolla. Our other home is in Corolla, NC VRBO # 56291, another stylish, well located & unique home with the best indoor / outdoor pool around located in Corolla Light Resort, a full service Ocean to Sound community, also voted a 'Best N.C. Resort

Community of the Year'.

Lynn Hoffmann purchased this house in 2010

Why Lynn Hoffmann chose Outer Banks

We've enjoyed vacationing in Duck and the Outer Banks for many years and believe Four Seasons neighborhood is the finest one in Duck due to the ideal location and it's unique style and year round amenities. It's an easy drive from the Mid Atlantic area one hour south of Norfolk, Va and the Airport. We also own VRBO # 56291 in Corolla Light, the 2010 Best Resort Community in North Carolina.

What makes this house unique

Where to begin .... You can take it easy or Go, Go, Go. depending onyour mood, companions and the time of the year. Staying home is a pleasure due to the comfort and style of Life o' Rily'. There is a great variety of scenic, cultural, natural, sport and relaxation options. A reasonable drive from major midatlantic cities but feels a world away. This area is becoming known as an event destination for family reunions, weddings and friends retreats. Our home accomodates large groups well and Four Seasons has year round amenities. We love walking or riding bikes around Duck Village. The natural beauty of the area is valued and protected and 'smart growth' is becoming the practice to limit over building and commercialization. The town's walking trails, shops and restaurants, Soundfront Park and boardwalk add a lot to the enjoyment and convenience of a visit to Duck .

Guestbook comments from the owner

" I just spent a great week at the beach in your house. Loved it! Our family normally stays down the street but this year we were at your place. Loved it...May many more people enjoy your house as much as we did!

Jun 2011
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Great 8 BR 8 Ba. in Four Seasons, Pool w/ Slide 2 spasNear Beach & Duck Village
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 52 reviews

A must stay

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great first try for us and our friends 1st annual trip to the OBX. The house fit all the adults and kids perfect- it was a plus for everyone to have their own bathroom. It was a clean house all around. The pool was a hit with everyone, especially the slide. The house was equipped with all we needed- towels, bedding, beach equipment, kitchen gadgets and cooking utensils. It's was nice being so close to Duck. Lynn, the owner was so pleasant and responsive. I recommend this house as a must.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Life o' Rily was your first visit to the Outer Banks & Duck?!? We're honored and hope we set the bar high! Thanks for trusting Life o' Rily to be the right place.
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Amazing house!

  • 4 of 5

House is gorgeous and the amenities were fabulous. It's great for families with young and older kids. They provided a beach cart, boogie boards, bicycles, and sand toys. The slide into the pool was a huge hit with all the adults and children! The location is so close to Duck that you are able to walk ( or ride the bikes provided). My older children walked to the ice cream shop every night! The ONLY downfall is the house is far from the beach. It is not a few houses away from the sand. If you have young children you will not be going back and forth to the beach because it is a tiring walk for them. If your kids are older it's no problem because they can ride the bikes and can handle walking it several times but for kids 3 and under I would pack a lunch, snacks, drinks, and make sure they use the bathroom before hand!!! We would 100% rent this house again! It was fabulous!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your response. We're so pleased to know you had a great stay at Life o' Rily and would like to return in the future. Although our home isn't right beside the beach the restroom facilities are close by at the semi oceaanfront community pool and the community trolley stops by regularly in the summer to pick up those that prefer to ride The walk is usually a short and pleasant one. We're sorry you found it inconvenient. Thanks for your review.
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Yes, You Can Have It All

  • 5 of 5

Life O'Riley was the perfect place for our four-generation family getaway. Others have touted how well-equipped it is and what a wonderful development Four Seasons is, and we can only echo the same. What we loved:

1. Private baths for each of the eight bedrooms. We were five couples, four young grandkids, great grandpa, an aunt and niece. So nice to have mini suites for everyone! Plus a spare "public" half-bath off the upstairs kitchen / dining / living area if you needed it.

2. Pool, slide and two hot tubs. Everyone loved the slide including great grandpa. We spent more time here than at the beach which is a short walk away - and the beach is super. Lifeguards, great sand and miles of it!

3. Duck. The town is adorable and an easy walk. Four Seasons is the last turn before you arrive at Duck so you're really right there. Duck Donuts were a multi-day hit and we took advantage of the shops and restaurants. Recommend the boardwalk, then The Blue Point for dinner!

4. Condition - on arrival, the place was truly spotless. We gave it a good going over when we left, but I know the team would really make it shine for the next guests based on what we experienced.

With four generations, we did en masse beach time or split up for golf at Kilmarlic, others going into town and others hanging out poolside and rejoin for dinner then hot tub & more pool time or shooting-pool time later on. Relaxing, fun and over far too soon!

Lynn and team are on top of any feedback you give them. Super easy to work with - so much so that we've already booked our week for 2017! Can't wait to get back! Thanks, Lynn!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good to know we've got the right house and the right town for You & Yours. Thanks for an informative review. We really appreciate and other travelers will too. Glad you're returning next year. Thanks!
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week at Life O'Riley with three generations of our family and loved the house.

I have been renting in NC, DE or MD beaches for the past 20 summers and have never found a home so well equipped. I usually bring my own kitchen gadgets and cooking utensils, no need. The kitchen had everything you could need including a roaster, crock pot, waffle iron and griddle to make feeding a crowd easy. The well stocked guest closet with beech chairs, bikes for adults and kids and just about everything else you need for the beach/pool was great. The beds were very comfortable as were the couches. The kids loved having their own pool/game/living room and the adults appreciated that the home has two hot tubs, a large pool and slide and that each bedroom had its own bathroom, flat screen TV and access to a deck (except one that is about 20 feet from the sliders to the pool).

The location was great, especially for being able to walk or bike to just about everything. We really enjoyed spending time at the beach and the Duck shops/boardwalk, both were an easy walk from the house. In the afternoon when the kids were to tired for the walk, the community offers a shuttle around the complex to the beach and main road.

Lynn was very easy to book with, her manager was great at coordinating our check in and kept in regular contact with us. We of course were one of those families who broke something, the lock to the sliding glass door, but maintenance replied to us immediately, making the repair in about an hour.

Overall it was a great house that allowed for a great week at the beach, we will stay at Life O'Riley again and are looking forward to it.

A note about the check in and check out. Your paperwork will ask you nicely not to go directly to the house to try to check in early and to call the manager instead.....this will be a benefit to you at check out....I have rented at other houses and been asked to wipe down all the surfaces, vacuum, sweep/mop and so on at check out before the cleaners come in, that is not the case at Life O'Riley and I loved have a minimal check list and are on your way back home. The reason you don't have a lot to do at check out is because of how meticulous the cleaning crew is after you leave...... don't interrupt the cleaning crew.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A thousand thanks for your thoughtful and detailed comments. Other travelers that read this review should also thank you for the information you've given them. Until next time......
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salisbury md 21801


  • 5 of 5

We have been coming this week to outer banks for 7 years. We (ladies family) oldest is 75 youngest is 8. Your house has everything. The best equipped ever. I can see why this development has won awards. Beach side, indoor poo,l outdoor pool, playground , gym, sound side park. most importantly was the ease of renting from lynn. specifically Life O'Riley , bikes beach equipment (new) 7 houses to the beach. Beds were comfortable life was great at your house thank you again.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We couldn't be happier about your happy experience at Life o' Rily or your Wonderful review. We need to start having a ladies family week too! Great idea. - Thank you,
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Staunton, Virginia

Great Family Friendly House

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a week at the Life O'Riley (6/4/16 - 6/11/16). Thirteen family members of three generations stayed together for a week and the only squabbles heard were when it was time to go home. With eight bedrooms, 8 1/2 bathrooms, a private pool with slide, a pool table, and much more no one ever felt squeezed for space. It is an easy walk to the beach. This is the only house we rented in the past eight years that include a variety of bikes for kids and adults. No need to pack boogie boards or sand toys....there was plenty there for a big crowd. Another thing all the adults commented about was the privacy of the back side of the house where the pool and hot tubs (2) are located. We were in the pool and hot tubs a lot and with all the mature bushes and trees it seemed like we were on a private oasis. We hope to get a large family group together again for another trip to the Life O'Riley. Thanks Lynn for all your hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad your family felt they were in a home that provided the privacy, comfort and amenities that make a vacation home top quality. The bikes and beach equipment are a must have to us! Thanks for your post
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Aqua Restaurant
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The Blue Point
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Baldie's Burgers & Ice Cream -- CLOSED
"Disclosure: We haven't been there in 2014 yet. This is a good walkup Burger Grill with IceC..."
Roadside Bar & Grill
"One of our favorites for lunch & dinner. Try to sit in an old section booth by the bar. Its ..."
Sunset Grille & Raw Bar
"Good for mid priced food, big groups, the sound views. The outdoor bar & dining is a great ..."
Kimball's Kitchen
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The Wave Pizza Cafe
"Great Homemade Pizza available by the slice too; we like that with a nice location right on ..."
Coastal Cravings
"More than just coffee here. Also across the street is the Duck Book Store & Coffee Shop in ..."
Duck Deli
"Good breakfast spot & Great Smoked Food & BarB Que. Carry out packages for big groups and d..."
Red Sky Cafe
"Good Food & Bar, moderate prices, open most of the year. Catering and Private Chefs may be ..."
Tullios Bakery
"Cakes, pastry, cookies, and other delicious desserts and food can be ordered for large grou..."
"Check it out for the custom kites, kayak rentals and other lessons for water sports"
Hawaiian Island Snow-Balls
"Kids Love it, Ice cream and other treats there too. In the same shopping area as Soundfeet S..."
Dockside 'n Duck Seafood Market
"Fresh Seaood Carryout with regional catches. Order one of the Big canned Seafood boil conta..."
ABC Store
"If you need to replenish the bar it's in the village near Brindley Beach vacation building &..."
Wee Winks
"Convenience store with snacks, staples, groceries & some produce"
Tommy's Gourmet Market and Wine Emporium
"High end Grocery & Fine Food market by the Water tower & Soundfront Shops. Good options for ..."
Nor'Banks Sailing
"water sports, sailing lessons, an established Duck business"
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Aqua, Roadside Grill, Blue Point, Red sky, Sunset
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Public: Kilmarlick, Pointe, Sea Scape, Duck Wood
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Duck Deli, Roadside, Fishbones, Red Sky, Pizza,
Car: not necessary

Besides its beaches, the Outer Banks is also known for its deep sea fishing which can be chartered from Oregon Inlet, nautical history and Lighthouses, Wright Memorial/birthplace of aviation, kite flying, surfing, off road beach driving, wild horse viewing and beach fishing, the beautiful National seashore drive down to Cape Hatteras and the ferry trips to Okrakoke Island among it's activities. There are antique and consigment shops, Tanger Outlet as well as many other shopping options. Duck Village & Corolla are nice places to wander around. The Soundfront Shops and the Town's Soundfront Park has beautiful boardwalks with benches fronting the Currituck Sound. A full summer program of entertainment and music is open to the public. Fresh local seafood and nearby restaurants give you many opportunities for dining out. Movies,mini golf, go carts and bowling are south in Kill Devil Hills area around mileposts 5 - 10. An aquarium and event facility is open on Jenrette's Pier in Nags Head. Manteo, on Roanoke Island, has the Elizabethan Gardens, the Dare county government, various public events and art league shows and historical exhibits.

Stop in the Harris Teeter on right or Food Lion on left for groceries after you cross over the Wright Memoral Bridge and before you turn onto Rt. 12 toward Duck.

In Duck, Tommy's Gourmet, Dockside Duck Seafood (by the liquor store)and Wee Winks have food and groceries. Four Seasons has a Rec Center on the right immediately after the entrance gate. You'll check in for parking passes and community information. The indoor pool and excercise room, game and meeting room, tennis and basketball courts are located there. A community trolley runs in the summer. Four Seasons has community walking & biking trails that connect to the Duck Village trails and a Soundfront pier.

Movies and other grocery stores are north in Corolla, too. Off road beach driving and fishing, Historic attractions, Audubon society and kayaking, The Historic Whalehead Club and Coastal Museum and the Corolla Lighthouse and small Corolla village are popular there.

On Rt.158 on the mainland is Sanctuary Vineyards and tasting room by the Cotton Gin, local family owned and operated. The Weeping Radish micro Brewery is nearby

there for the beer lovers.


Rates & Availability

Duck House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
fall season
Oct 15 2016 - Nov 18 2016
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving/Winter Holidays
Nov 19 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring season
Apr 8 2017 - May 12 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring season
May 13 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Memorial Holiday
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
shoulder season
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
shoulder season
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
summer prime
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 11 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 12 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
late summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
shoulder season
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 13 2017
4 night minimum stay
fall season
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 18 2017
4 night minimum stay
winter holidays
Nov 19 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.75%

we take reservations up to two years in advance with a fully refundable $500.00 deposit.
Payment by Check. We don't currently accept credit cards due to the extra processing fees but may in the future.
Linens are included with summer season rental. There's a $200.00 discount for bringing your own sheets & towels.
Linens are additional in the spring, fall & winter holidays @ approximately $15.00 /person.
pool heat is available from April - October for an additional $450.00 fee. Pool is closed late October through March.

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Duck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
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  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
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  • Hair Dryer
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  • Iron & Board
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  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
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  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
  • Every bedroom has a private bathroom except one lower level bedroom that has the bathroom adjacent to it and opening to the game room as well. The powder room is on the upper level by the Great Room
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (3) In two upper level and one mid level bedroom, Queen size Beds (4) In two mid level and two lower level bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1) TWO Folding Pak and Plays, Bunk Beds (2) Two sets in one mid level room
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
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  • Stereo
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  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Lower level gameroom with pool table and kitchenette with full sized refrigerator and ice maker adjacent to the outdoor pool deck. The pool has a slide and built in seating for extra enjoyment. Outdoor picnic tables, chaise lounges and Adirondack chairs on all 3 deck levels. Most bedrooms have a deck or balcony, TV and a private bathroom. Treed back yard for pool privacy and nice view of the community from the front decks. Assorted deck furniture and ouside tables. Beach chairs and toys are provided for guests Pool can be heated in spring and fall for $450.00/wk.

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