Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hall or room in which guests are received.

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Examples

  • It was the quietest hour of the day; even the comings and goings about the guest-hall were few at this time of year, though with the spring the countryside would soon be on the move again.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • It was chilly out there, and this was men's business now the civilities were properly attended to, and Lady Prestcote had made her farewells and withdrawn with Melicent into the guest-hall.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • 'Our guest-hall and all we have is open to you, and your neighbours who have done you such good service are equally welcome.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • Cadfael had caught glimpses of Lady Prestcote about the court, moving between the guest-hall and the church, where her husband lay in the mortuary chapel, swathed for his burial.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • She made haste to collect her son and her maid, and make ready to move to the greater comfort of the abbey guest-hall, ready for her lord's coming, and Hugh conducted them there and went to confer with the abbot about the morrow's visit.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • The young man who was now virtually sheriff set off with the lady and her daughter, to conduct them again to the porch of the guest-hall.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • I will bespeak a bed for him in the infirmary there, and see his wife and children into the guest-hall to be near him.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • Edmund and Cadfael withdrew from the bedside when the two women came in haste and tears from the guest-hall, Sybilla stumbling blindly on Hugh's arm.

    A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

  • They were sitting in the earl's apartment in the guest-hall, facing each other across a small table, with wine passing amiably between them, and a curtained door closed and shrouded against the world.

    The Holy Thief

  • Even the schoolboys were out whispering and chirruping together under the wall of the gatehouse, and travellers crowded into the doorway of the guest-hall.

    Monk's Hood

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