umbrella-stand love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stand for holding umbrellas.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There are global supply chains that stretch from back streets in China to umbrella-stand merchants half a world away.

    On the Move, Off the Books

  • The hall grew bright with a candle flame, some heavy object bumped against the umbrella-stand, and feet were ascending the staircase.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • As Mr. Hoopdriver struggled for equilibrium with the umbrella-stand, Dangle and Phipps, roused from their inertia by

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • Her ladyship and daughter arrived just as Mr. Minchin had popped his clogs into the umbrella-stand; and the rank of that respected person, and the dignified manner in which he led her up stairs, caused all sneering on the part of the domestics to disappear.

    Mrs. Perkins's Ball

  • His jaunty frock-coat fitted him to perfection; not a hair of his head was out of place; his waistcoat and trousers were glossy and new, and his umbrella, which stood in the umbrella-stand in the corner, was tight and neat, and small and natty.

    Framley Parsonage

  • A poolside umbrella-stand offered Ben and Jerry's politically correct Peace Pops.

    The Hacker Crackdown

  • The hall was perfectly dark, and I bumped against an umbrella-stand in entering.

    Unnatural Death

  • There was a coat-rack with some clothes on it, including an overcoat of a child of four or five, a big-bellied umbrella-stand with a gold-knobbed stick protruding from it.

    Maigret and the Hundred Gibbets

  • He began with a comic umbrella-stand, and from that basis made scores of small subjects, all, with but half-a-dozen exceptions, of his own suggestion.

    The History of "Punch"

  • "There is your cane," said Marcia, fiercely, pointing to the umbrella-stand.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

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