Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A gallery, apartment, or building in which pictures are hung up or exhibited.
“She summarizes the scene as "a perambulating picture-gallery, illustrative of national variety in form and feature" (Letter Fourteenth).”
“Finally, the picture-gallery opens with a series of weird and striking adventures and shows as a tail-piece, an idyllic scene of love and wedlock in halls before reeking with lust and blood.”
“But at that very instant, as I was telling my troubles to the winds, a white-haired old man entered the picture-gallery; his face was care-worn, and he seemed, I know not why, to give promise of something great, although he bestowed so little care upon his dress that it was easily apparent that he belonged to that class of literati which the wealthy hold in contempt.”
“(Nevertheless, I found it very difficult to stifle my longing for revenge, and after tossing half the night in anxiety, I arose at dawn and, in the hope of mitigating my mental sufferings and of forgetting my wrongs, I took a walk through all the public arcades and) entered a picture-gallery, which contained a wonderful collection of pictures in various styles.”
“Then, we went to a dismal sort of farm-yard, by which a picture-gallery was approached.”
“Some examples may stimulate thought. a Lord B.---- has a valuable picture-gallery; but is blind.”
“It is too hot for Florence; besides they have not completed the picture-gallery, and my place smells of putty.”
“There was a church to see, or a picture-gallery — there was a ride, or an opera.”
“English company there; has seen every palace and picture-gallery from Madrid to Stockholm; speaks an abominable little jargon of half-a-dozen languages — and knows nothing — nothing.”
“She would like to have an entire picture-gallery of”
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