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Government House


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The building which contains the government offices.
  • n. The official residence of a governor.


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  •  DISAPPOINTINGLY, THEIR RECLAIMINGof Government House involved no bloodshed at all.

    Son of a Witch

  • Yet it was hardly possible for a young man to walk up to Government House from the landing slip without a thrill of excitement, especially as his friend Mr Midshipman Bracegirdle, who came from a wealthy family and had a handsome allowance, had lent him a pair of the finest white stockings of China silk — Bracegirdle's calves were plump, and Hornblower's were skinny, but that difficulty had been artistically circumvented.

    Mr. Midshipman Easy

  • Grim-faced, the three men came out of Government House and got into Crosse's car.

    Noble House

  • Holmes, I knew, might look as if he was about to fall asleep, but his brain would already be worrying away at the sizeable question of how, with Bey dead, we were going to lay hands on his informant, and weighing the possibilities of it being the Government House clerk Bertram Ellison.

    O Jerusalem

  • He really does have good manners, thought Richard as he strode alongside the Commandant down the pathway which led from the sawpit to Government House and the storage sheds, one of which, he noted, held the coble and an even smaller boat made from the pieces of the old coble which had foundered on the reef and drowned four men.

    Morgan’s Run

  • What might have developed into a brawl over dinner in the sadly overcrowded Government House did not, thanks to the tact of the Reverend Johnson, the presence of the twinned Anna Josepha and Willy Chapman, the delicious food served by Mrs. Richard Morgan, and a number of bottles of port.

    Morgan’s Run

  • “Last night His Excellency had all the Volunteers and most of the so-called leading people of Port Stanley up to Government House for a drink to the King and the Royal Navy.”

    Castles of Steel

  • So he summoned Mary Gamble to Government House and announced in lordly tones that he forgave her.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Robert Ross, standing outside Government House to appreciate a magnificent sunset, watched them get the sled down Mount George.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Roger Crosse walked silently up to the half-hidden gate in the tall walls that surrounded Government House and used his key.

    Noble House


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