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- n. An internal courtyard, surrounded by walls but open to the sky
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An open internal courtyard inclosed by the walls of a large dwelling house or other large and stately building.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In architecture, a small court inclosed by the divisions or appurtenances of a building.
- n. Any area, court, or courtyard.
The guns that have been given to Mexico by the United States Government have been channeled to the drug cortile by criminal Mexican Federal Employees and Politicians.
The Count had received news of his henchman's attendance with a nod, had kept him waiting two hours in the _cortile_, then remembered him and bid him upstairs.
Durazzo-Pallavicini, is the Palazzo Balbi, which possesses the loveliest cortile in Genoa, with an orange garden, and in the Great Hall a fine gallery of pictures.
Michelozzo, made in 1450, and covered with stucco decoration in the sixteenth century, form the cortile in which, over the fountain of
After occupying various localities these mosaic works were finally settled in a cortile of the Vatican in 1825.
To the west of the church is an open cortile, the ancient burying ground, with fourteen pillars in the wall bearing niches for the Stations of the
At the west end of the cortile stands a domed chapel with a belfry, used formerly as a mortuary chapel, since dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows.
There had been countless nude figures in relief, but the David was intended to be seen from every side of Cosimo's _cortile_.
At the farther end it opened on a little cortile, where gnarled rose-bushes were in bloom.
A broken Venus, presiding over a dusty fountain, made the centre of the cortile, and there a strapping girl from the campagna was busy trimming the stalks of a bunch of roses.