Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small structure placed at a consider-able height above the ground, as on a building or a pole, for the roosting and breeding of domestic pigeons; a house for doves.
“If this guy is not from the dove-cote, he should consider the efforts of Mexicans leaving their lovely villages every year to get a piece of what he is rejecting.”
“Who can resist words like pott (OED: "originally bearing the watermark of a pot"), columbier ("F. colombier dove-cote, used in same sense"), demy, double elephant?”
“A bomb bursting on the dove-cote down there could not have been more startling.”
“For Soames the dove-cote was solidifying again, now that he knew”
“I put a stop to the Suggestion that the thatch of the dove-cote be set afire with flaming arrows, but was obliged in the end to submit to being Scalped.”
“Hoo! hoo! to-whoo!" they both screeched in front of the neighbor's dove-cote to the doves within.”
“The suffixes - ārium, - ētum, - īle designate a place where objects _are kept_ or _are found in abundance_; as, -- columbārium, _dove-cote_ (columba); olīvētum, _olive-orchard_ (olīva); ovīle, _sheep-fold_ (ovis).”
“In the bright sunlight, you can pick out bits of the mansion through the trees, of the dairy, of the kitchen, and of the smaller buildings; while farther out stand the roomy barns and the quaint turreted dove-cote.”
“When we reached the edge of the Shirley homestead and passed the turreted dove-cote, the near-by objects had grown quite distinct.”
“An allied species, the dove-cote bug (_Cimex columbaria_), attacks domestic fowls and pigeons.”
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