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  • n. A dovecote.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove house.


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  • Peeping out, I saw that between me and the dovecot was a piece of bare cobbled ground, where no foot marks would allow.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • Peeping out, I saw that between me and the dovecot was a piece of bare cobbled ground, where no footmarks would show.

    The Adventure of the Bald Archaeologist

  • His father and mother incidentally taught him as much as Mr. Ready: his love of painting and music was fostered, indirectly: and in the 'dovecot' bookshelf above the fireplace in his bedroom, were the precious volumes within whose sway and magic was his truest life.

    Life of Robert Browning

  • In Hewelsfield churchyard further down the green lane, I squeezed inside the hollow of the thousand-year-old yew and looked up into the lantern of its twisted trunk, illuminated like the inside of a dovecot through the perforations where long-dead boughs once emerged.


  • The little watering-place has returned to its primitive obscurity; and lions and lionesses, with their several jackals, blue surtouts, and bluer stockings, fiddlers and dancers, painters and amateurs, authors and critics, dispersed like pigeons by the demolition of a dovecot, have sought other scenes of amusement and rehearsal, and have deserted ST.

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • Perchance, with a dovecot in the centre, and fowls peeking about — with fair elm trees, then, where discoloured chimney-stacks and gables are now — noisy, then, with rooks which have yielded to a different sort of rookery.

    Reprinted Pieces

  • DOVECOT TUFTED RUG Custom-woven rugs and tapestries. $8,500 (for 1 by 1.5 meters, shown) to $90,000; dovecot studios. com.

    The Good Life: Gift Guide

  • See! Brown and Emily Bustleton are whirling round as light as two pigeons over a dovecot; Tozer, with that wicked whisking little Jones, spins along as merrily as a

    Mrs. Perkins's Ball

  • A little research turned up that both cyrus-imap and dovecot had POP services built into them.

    Fedora Core

  • When I looked from the dovecot I could see far away a blue line which I knew was the sea, and I grew furious to think that our enemies had this secret conning-tower to rake our waterways.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps


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