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  • n. Plural form of dovecote.


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  • Note 37: To expand storage capacity for the accumulation of experiences, mnemonic vessels become increasingly complex, historically; elementary images, such as dovecotes, could be incorporated into more advanced images, such as a memory palace.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • There is also the potential of "dovecotes" for wild pigeons.

    5 Chicken

  • The inspiration for Christian Louboutin's boutique apparently came from his own Paris home (really, his home is packed with shoes housed in mirrored dovecotes?).

    Does the Shoe Fit? Finding the Perfect Flat

  • There are some pretty villages along the upper Avon: Enfold, with its flint and stone church, and old funeral wagon in the nave; Longstreet, with the Swan pub appearing at the right moment for a lunchtime reappraisal of the route; Coombe and Fittleton, with their judas trees, mill ponds and dovecotes.

    Magic circles: walking from Avebury to Stonehenge

  • It was no surprise when his feet turned toward his tower library, following the same unerring instinct that brought pigeons to their dovecotes and silverbacks to their streams.


  • Metaphors of architectonic storage and material assembly employed in memory training helped the individual translate sense impressions into imaginary vessels (wax tablets, change purses, dovecotes, palaces, cities) that preserved experience and kept it close "at hand."

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • Aristocrats adorned their properties with elaborate dovecotes resembling classical temples or medieval towers.


  • At the ends of these structures, Palladio surmounted dovecotes, embedding their facades with sundials.

    Angella Nazarian: The Venetian Country Villas

  • Everybody knew about artificial selection,* or at least everybody with any experience of farms or gardens, dog shows or dovecotes.


  • But, at the college, it did cause a rustling in the dovecotes, such as they were.

    Literary Life: A Second Memoir


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