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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of ceil.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Canopied. See ceil, v.
  • Provided with a ceiling.
  • Wainscoted.


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  • They range from the kitschy "La Maison Voyageurs," with a stuffed Bengali tiger, mock-tortoise sofa and giant live palm in the living room to the high-ceiled zen-white Maison Blanche, filled with only white furniture a Barcelona banquette by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, a marble table by Florence Knoll and Plexiglas chairs by Philippe Starck.

    Coasting High in Provence

  • Kiefer's show is awesome when the works are viewed individually as well as when viewed panoramically in Gagosian's benevolently high-ceiled West Chelsea space s.

    David Finkle: Anselm Kiefer's Magnificent Must-See Gagosian Gallery Show

  • The room, which was small and low-ceiled, was furnished with a heap of empty bottles piled up in one corner.

    Les Miserables

  • At that time his well-known establishment consisted of two dining-halls, at right angles to each other; long, narrow, low-ceiled rooms, looking respectively on the Rue Neuve-deRichelieu and the Place de la Sorbonne.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • We also really, really need to get the loft ceiled and insulated; it costs money in winter and makes the house stifling hot in summer.

    Electricity and Gas and Water

  • The rooms were large, ceiled with peeled poplar rods, and floored with split white pebbles set in clay.

    Among the Tibetans

  • There was a large, low-ceiled room, with clacking, rattling machines at which men in white shirt sleeves and blue gingham aprons were working.

    Sister Carrie

  • Zanders led the way through a dark, somber hall, wide and high-ceiled, to a farther gate, where a second gateman, trifling with a large key, unlocked a barred door at his bidding.

    The Financier

  • It was a dreary, high-ceiled, four-square place, with a window looking out into Chestnut Street, and a second door leading off into somewhere — one had no idea where.

    The Financier

  • His ordeal took place in a large, low-ceiled room illuminated by five very plain, thin, two-armed gas-jets suspended from the ceiling and adorned by posters of prizefights, raffles, games, and the “Simon Pinski Pleasure Association” plastered here and there freely against dirty, long-unwhitewashed walls.

    The Titan


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