Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hall in which banquets are held. Also called banqueting-hall.
“Mr. Romney flew to Columbia the day after winning big in New Hampshire and spoke to 500 people at a banquet-hall rally.”
“Here in Springfield, the day's students sipped coffee and chewed on peppermints while seated at folding banquet-hall tables.”
“I have finally purchased an infrared heat lamp—like the ones you see at a banquet-hall carving station hanging over the prime rib.”
“The president is joking, my fellow journalists are laughing, and I'm sitting here swilling cheap banquet-hall chardonnay!”
“The confused and melodramatic scene in the banquet-hall between Nils Lykke and Skaktavl is of central importance, but what is it about?”
“Jokes rooted in pain are nothing new, but it was extraordinary to have a banquet-hall of glamorous black-tied Africans laughing at the notion that South Africa is now in such a pitiful state that even they might want to flee.”
“ It was always forbidden to bring chamber-pots into the banquet-hall, but the reason lay in their belief that the right way to keep body and brain from weakness was to avoid drinking in excess.”
“Often and often, then, God willing, my memory will recall this brilliant scene, and will re-illuminate this banquet-hall.”
“Show a banquet-hall, too, if you can, and the people in it having a good time.”
“Fancy, for a banquet-hall, a royal orangery hung with white damask; the boxes of the shrubs transformed into so many sideboards; lights gleaming through the foliage; and, for guests, the loveliest women and most brilliant cavaliers of Paris.”
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