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- n. A residence in the country, especially a mansion or other large dwelling on a country estate.
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- n. A weekend and holiday residence outside of the city; (US) a second home.
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- n. a house (usually large and impressive) on an estate in the country
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Among them were the heirs to the large De Lancey estate, a country house built by a former governor of the province.
It was the traditional country house of former times, including a lodge for the gardener, outbuildings, poultry-houses, a stable, and a flight of five steps flanked by bronze statues carrying torches.
A secluded country house in Sarpsborg, a hundred miles south of Oslo, was the venue.
I had intended to travel from Mockbeggar Hall, our — well, my — country house to come make a bequest to this mauntery.
Lily has believed implicitly in the wisdom of this maxim ever since, and as she proceeds to Bellomont, the country house of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Trenor, on one of her almost triumphal summer progresses, she reflects that if she were to try she could capture Mr. Percy Gryce, heir to a great fortune and intolerable bore, whom she meets in the train.
That evening the Prince Borghese and Princess Pauline nearly fell into the Seine in their carriage while returning to their country house at Neuilly.
David Beatty was born on January 17, 1871, in a country house in Cheshire, but his roots lay in the Anglo-Irish squirearchy of County Wexford.
The outdoor swimming pool was an occasional feature of private gardens at the Cape: the Constantia mansion, the first large country house in the Colony, dating from the seventeenth century, had one in its grounds.
He had built himself a splendidly impressive country house in the 1530s at Easton Neston in Northamptonshire.
Ambitious and now fabulously rich, Wolsey had alighted on Hampton Court, an existing country house used by the Order of the Knights Hospitalers, which he built up at prodigious cost into a sensational moated Gothic palace surrounded by formal parks and gardens and filled with six hundred of the best tapestries in the world.