from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The office or lodge of a concierge or janitor.
- n. A celebrated prison, attached to the Palais de Justice in Paris.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In France, the room near the entrance of a hotel, apartment-house, or other building occupied by the concierge or janitor.
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Lavalette were charged with this duty, and conducted her to the conciergerie where her father was confined.
With this doubtful prospect in view I followed my peremptory guide from the narrow street into what appeared to be a spacious court, but as the only light it received was from a blinking candle in the window of the conciergerie, I could not determine.
Monsieur and madame of the conciergerie he deceived with a yarn of selling his all to purchase the motor-car and embark in business for himself; and with their blessing, sallied forth to scout Paris diligently for sight or sign of the woman to whom his every heart-beat was dedicated.
They know me, monsieur and madame of the conciergerie, as Pierre Lamier; and I _think_ they're safe -- not only trustworthy and of friendly disposition, but quite simple-minded; I don't believe they gossip much.
His own way first led him stealthily past the door of the conciergerie and through the court to the public hall in the main body of the building.
On the other side was a range of most wondrous ancient constructions; the _conciergerie_ and its attendant offices, bearing finials and gables of astonishing richness of character, and ornamented with _chefs-d'oeuvres_ of iron-work, marking the dates of erection, all of them prior to 1616.
Then all at once, out of a green doorway next the _conciergerie_, poured a throng of children, whose shrill cries and laughter brought me back to the present.
Generals Wolff, aide-de-camp of Prince Louis, and Lavalette were charged with this duty, and conducted her to the conciergerie where her father was confined.
"Why, yes," stammered the girl, "I think so -- that is, the depot is part of the _conciergerie_ or just adjoins it."
Among all the points in Paris this was the one toward which her thoughts were tending, the _conciergerie_, the grim prison where her lover was!
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