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- n. Obsolete form of pleasance.
- n. A pleasure-garden; a region of garden with the sole purpose of giving pleasure to the senses, but not offering fruit or sustenance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of pleasance.
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At present it serves the State at least as usefully, being the "pleasaunce" of the people for miles around, who come here freely to walk and drive.
I sighed for the Iberian 'Zarzuela,' that most charming _opera buffa_ which takes its name from a 'pleasaunce' in the Pardo Palace near Madrid.
The Caliph Harun al-Rashid loved the Lady Zubaydah with exceeding love and laid out for her a pleasaunce, wherein he made a great tank and set thereabouts a screen of trees and led thither water from all sides; hence the trees grew and interlaced over the basin so densely, that one could go in and wash, without being seen of any, for the thickness of the leafage.
Suggesting a private pleasaunce in Al – Rauzah which has ever been and is still a succession of gardens.
Know then, said he, that my father was chief of the merchants and the wealthiest of them all in Baghdad city during the reign of the Caliph Harun al Rashid; and he was much given to wine drinking and listening to the lute and the other instruments of pleasaunce; so that when he died he left nothing.
But Don Guzman was not to be found in garden or in pleasaunce.
At Aranjuez the wheat-lands, which began to widen about us as soon as we got beyond the suburbs of Madrid, gave way to the groves and gardens of that really charming pleasaunce, charming quite from the station, with grounds penetrated by placid waters overhung by the English elms which the Castilians are so happy in having naturalized in their treeless waste.
Or rather doth some evil thing through thy fair pleasaunce range?
And so they supped lightly, and went to bed with great joy and pleasaunce; and so in his raging he took no keep of his green wound that King Mark had given him.
And for because Sir Tristram had such cheer and riches, and all other pleasaunce that he had, almost he had forsaken La Beale Isoud.
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