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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. same as Escorial.

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Examples

  • I reached Mafra in safety; it is a large village, which has by degrees sprung up in the vicinity of an immense building, originally intended to serve as a convent and palace, and which next to the Escurial is the most magnificent edifice in the

    Letters of George Borrow to the British and Foreign Bible Society

  • 'One day, being at a place called the Escurial, I took stock, as the tradesmen say, and found I possessed the sum of eighty dollars won by playing at cards; for though I could not play so well with the foreign cards as with the pack ye gave me, Shorsha, I had yet contrived to win money from the priests and soldiers of the Faith.

    The Romany Rye A Sequel to 'Lavengro'

  • He accompanied them, with all the grandees of the court, as far as to the Escurial, which is a famous royal palace not far from Madrid, built and furnished in the most sumptuous style of magnificence and splendor.

    Charles I Makers of History

  • To notify which the more, it is possible he might design this visit to the Escurial, which is commonly left to the last by all public persons from abroad.

    Memoirs of Lady Fanshawe, Wife of Sir Richard Fanshawe, bart., ambassador from Charles the Second to the courts of Portugal and Madrid.

  • The second play, "Escurial," is directed by Joe DeForest, who is technical director and facilities manager at Wells.

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  • The Wells College Theatre Department presents "Escurial" and "The Maids," two plays from the Absurdist movement.

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  • "One day, being at a place called the Escurial, I took stock, as the tradesmen say, and found I possessed the sum of eighty dollars, won by playing at cards; for though I could not play so well with the foreign cards as with the pack ye gave me, Shorsha, I had yet contrived to win money from the priests and soldiers of the Faith.

    The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"

  • "One day, being at a place called the Escurial, I took stock, as the tradesmen say, and found I possessed the sum of eighty dollars won by playing at cards, for though I could not play so well with the foreign cards as with the pack you gave me, Shorsha, I had yet contrived to win money from the priests and soldiers of the Faith.

    The Romany Rye

  • But best of all I have a memory of a long line of braves, wrapped in blankets, feathers slanting down from their long braided hair, riding slowly along a skyline at sunset, looking neither right nor left, dignified as grandees on their way to audience at the Escurial-my old acquaintances, the Cheyenne.

    Isabelle

  • For it is strange to see, now in Europe, such huge buildings as the Vatican and Escurial and some others be, and yet scarce a very fair room in them.

    The Essays

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