Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The house or mansion belonging to a manor.
“The manor-house is, as I have already said, very old, and only one wing is now inhabited.”
“In the court of the old mansion, half manor-place, half farm-house, or rather a decayed manor-house, converted into an abode for a Cumberland tenant, stood several saddled horses.”
“The action takes place at Rosmersholm, an old manor-house in the neighbourhood of a small town on a fjord in western Norway.”
“Initially, the private and residential sectors of the manor-house were destroyed partly in 1980s during the Iran-Iraq war and the remaining part was demolished in recent decade as the result of the dam construction activities.”
“He built a new manor-house, and in his capacity of lord of the manor replaced the dilapidated little church of the estate by a new one, very small, very plain, and about which, notwithstanding its famous inscription of which he so often boasted, — "Deo erexit Voltaire," — much more noise has been made, than so simple and natural a proceeding at all calls for.”
“And yet the manners and spirit of the noble in his ruined manor-house, the knowledge of the traditions of good breeding, — these things covered a multitude of deficiencies.”
“The leech for the soul, and he for the body, alighted in the court of the little old manor-house at almost the same time; and when they had gazed a moment at each other with some surprise, they in the same breath expressed their conviction that Dumbiedikes must needs be very ill indeed, since he summoned them both to his presence at once.”
“Eg., right now I'm doing a Sherlockian/Agatha-Christiean manor-house murder mystery of excruciating Englishness in that universe and it's a complete hoot to write.”
“Lady Constantine which usually grows up, in the course of time, between parsonage and manor-house, — unless, indeed, either side should surprise the other by showing respectively a weakness for awkward modern ideas on landownership, or on church formulas, which had not been the case here.”
“Christmas were somewhat as follows: From the manor-house ten shillings and a supper; from the vicar ten shillings; from the farmers five shillings each; from each cottage-household one shilling; amounting altogether to not more than ten shillings a head annually — just enough, as an old executant told me, to pay for their fiddle-strings, repairs, rosin, and music-paper”
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