Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a large house, the court upon which the kitchen and its dependencies open by doors or windows, or both.

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Examples

  • It opened onto the kitchen-court, which suited Kiron fine.

    Aerie

  • He left the loaves he had been shaping, and turned to march out of the kitchen-court of the temple, into the east, heading home with a determination that nothing and no one would stop him.

    Aerie

  • She looked about in the kitchen-court, where a flock of pigeons was pecking at the remains of the stale flatbread she had torn up and thrown to them-as she did every day.

    Aerie

  • While standing by the porch he saw a belated servitor approaching from the kitchen-court to attend the service also.

    A Changed Man; and other tales

  • Robert Johnstone, Esquire, then Dean of Guild of the city, with the liberal acquiescence of the persons who had contracted for the work, procured for the Author of Waverley the stones which composed the gateway, together with the door, and its ponderous fastenings, which he employed in decorating the entrance of his kitchen-court at Abbotsford.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian

  • Waverley the stones which composed the gateway, together with the door, and its ponderous fastenings, which he employed in decorating the entrance of his kitchen-court at Abbotsford.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Complete

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