Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of edifice.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It was therefore with great joy that I fell upon an article in the "Mosaico Mejicano," purporting to give an explanation of this melancholy title-page to an otherwise very tolerable (in the way of houses) but very ill-paved street, where, amongst other handsome edifices, is the house of a rich Spaniard (Señor R — o), remarkable for its beautiful entrance and elegant salons.

    Life in Mexico, During a Residence of Two Years in That Country

  • For example: “famous architecture based on aesthetic ideologies, but divorced from the grounded experience of the buildings’ inhabitants, results in edifices that people hate to use, living rooms where you can’t relax, atriums everyone avoids.”

    inkblurt · Ideas vs Ideology and the “Strategy Table”

  • I follow the so called edifices of the migraine scourging Mastermind!

    Life is Life (or Ode to a great big idiot like Zizek)

  • I looked at the looming stone buildings, remembering that when the city was thriving, the edifices were all painted bright red.

    Ruins in the rain forest: An excursion to La Selva Lacandona

  • If you look at the history of these kind of edifices (the Eiffel Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, etc.) usually they are vigorously opposed while being constructed as a waste of money.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pretty Pictures

  • Flashing in the sun on all sides were the roofs of metallic buildings, which were evidently the only kind of edifices which Mars possessed.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars

  • Flashing in the sun on all sides were the roofs of metallic buildings, which were evidently the only kind of edifices that Mars possessed.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars

  • His architectural fantasies – explored in painstaking drawings – have seen him place the tarnished corporate edifices of 1980s London in future wildernesses, and riff on the urban landscape's erotic, dictatorial overtones.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • Skyscrapers soared over shorter edifices, yet all seemed of a piece, as though they all had been carved from a field of massive rocks, then buffed to a high shine.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • The houses include The Darkness, a dark maze inside a large warehouse; The Lemp, an underground brewery cavern with caves; and Creepyworld, a collection of seven, well, creepy edifices.

    The 10 Wickedest Haunted Houses In America

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