from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small structure placed at a consider-able height above the ground, as on a building or a pole, for the roosting and breeding of domestic pigeons; a house for doves.


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  • If this guy is not from the dove-cote, he should consider the efforts of Mexicans leaving their lovely villages every year to get a piece of what he is rejecting.

    howdy yall, wife and I want to be free

  • Who can resist words like pott (OED: "originally bearing the watermark of a pot"), columbier ("F. colombier dove-cote, used in same sense"), demy, double elephant? BOOK SIZES.

  • A bomb bursting on the dove-cote down there could not have been more startling.

    The Silver Spoon

  • For Soames the dove-cote was solidifying again, now that he knew

    The Silver Spoon

  • I put a stop to the Suggestion that the thatch of the dove-cote be set afire with flaming arrows, but was obliged in the end to submit to being Scalped.

    Drums of Autumn

  • "Hoo! hoo! to-whoo!" they both screeched in front of the neighbor's dove-cote to the doves within.

    Stories to Read or Tell from Fairy Tales and Folklore

  • The suffixes - ārium, - ētum, - īle designate a place where objects _are kept_ or _are found in abundance_; as, -- columbārium, _dove-cote_ (columba); olīvētum, _olive-orchard_ (olīva); ovīle, _sheep-fold_ (ovis).

    New Latin Grammar

  • In the bright sunlight, you can pick out bits of the mansion through the trees, of the dairy, of the kitchen, and of the smaller buildings; while farther out stand the roomy barns and the quaint turreted dove-cote.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • When we reached the edge of the Shirley homestead and passed the turreted dove-cote, the near-by objects had grown quite distinct.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion

  • An allied species, the dove-cote bug (_Cimex columbaria_), attacks domestic fowls and pigeons.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"


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