Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place set apart for sports and other recreations.
“Brandenburgers; but they seemed to have an inexhaustible supply of hard, competent N.C.O.s. We marched round the wash-houses, the recreation-ground, the kitchens, the hospital — with nobody in it save one chap with the ‘flu.’”
“At night this charming recreation-ground was illumined by twenty-six lamps, at a distance of one hundred and seventy feet from each other, stuck on wooden poles.”
“Besides this, they have real games in their play-hours aboard and in the recreation-ground at Haslar; and, besides, are allowed ashore once a week at least, to see their friends and relatives, if these live in the neighbourhood, having pocket-money given them to enjoy themselves with -- more than they can say they ever had in their life on land.”
“Brandenburgers; but they seemed to have an inexhaustible supply of hard, competent N.C.O.s. We marched round the wash-houses, the recreation-ground, the kitchens, the hospital -- with nobody in it save one chap with the 'flu.”
“But still, it carried the mind back to those stirring times when the leafy shades of Gray's Inn Lane must have resounded with the clank of weapons and the tramp of armed men; when this bald recreation-ground was a rustic churchyard, standing amidst green fields and hedgerows, and countrymen leading their pack-horses into London through the Lane would stop to look in over the wooden gate.”
“Pippin had cleared the place to make a public recreation-ground -- a sort of feather in the company's cap; it was now to be the spot whereon should be decided the question of the company's life or death.”
“Except in a dance and in sports at a picnic or recreation-ground no man had ever put his arms around her.”
“The fjelds furnish a recreation-ground for the Norwegian townsman.”
“The garden was also, unfortunately, the favourite recreation-ground of a family of lively skunks, and the skunk is an animal whose terrific offensive powers necessitate extreme caution in approaching him.”
“In passing the Fati, a recreation-ground near the city, a view is obtained of the amusements of the rich and the profligate.”
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