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castle-building

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of building castles.
  • n. Especially, building castles in the air; day-dreaming.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • While millions of kids will construct sand creations all summer for nothing, sand advisers have built practices charging individuals and companies for sand castle-building classes, as well as partnering with charities that sponsor sand-sculpting competitions.

    Work's a Day at the Beach for Sand-Castle Consultants

  • At the same time, as Mr. Goodall emphasizes, even the most forbidding fortresses had also been intended as homes: Given the strains of his job, King John needed somewhere to relax, and his castle-building schemes included comfortable living quarters at Portchester, one of his favorite residences.

    The House Impregnable

  • If castle-building was in your blood, eventually you'd come to love more durable materials apt to make your dream come true.

    Dyane Jean François: Make a Splash This Summer: Dream Big

  • At Seaside, there are three art galleries and seventeen restaurants, pizza and pottery parties, sand castle-building tournaments, even a repertory theater.

    What Women Want

  • Castles appeared during the reign of King Stephen of England because they were the best way to defend the land and there wasn't a strong king to put any limits on castle-building.

    The Architecture of Security

  • Well, we were but forty years old between us; and, for my part, I never found any harm come of castle-building, but a great deal of pleasure.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • They won their first Sun-Sentinel annual sand castle-building contest in high school.

    Mr. Sandman

  • Mason's signature style helped him win his first sand castle-building contest in high school.

    Mr. Sandman

  • Morton let the old woman enjoy her day-dreams and castle-building during moments of such pleasure, and deferred till some fitter occasion the communication of his purpose again to return and spend his life upon the Continent.

    Old Mortality

  • Edward was, in short, in the fair way of creating a goddess out of a high-spirited, accomplished, and beautiful young woman; and the time was wasted in castle-building until, at the descent of a steep hill, he saw beneath him the market-town of — —.

    Waverley

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