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  • n. A large complex with many rooms built for worship by the Anasazi.

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Examples

  • Soon after the march of Fairfax and Cromwell with the whole army through the city, in order to suppress the insurrection which Brown and Massey were endeavouring to raise there, against the army's proceedings, he left his great house in Barbican, for a smaller in High Holborn, where he prosecuted his studies till after the King's trial and death, when he published his Tenure of Kings and Magistrates:

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • ` Well, one very hot morning -- my fourth, I think -- as I was seeking shelter from the heat and glare in a colossal ruin near the great house where I slept and fed, there happened this strange thing: Clambering among these heaps of masonry, I found a narrow gallery, whose end and side windows were blocked by fallen masses of stone.

    The Time Machine

  • It would be best for the future, as the house-rent is paid here for the great house belonging to Kinsky, that my money should be paid at the same time.

    Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Vol. 1 of 2

  • While Babington's wife waited in the gardens of their great house in the Barbicon, the rest of the little band of conspirators were rounded up and herded into captivity.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • “It was not long,” says Phillips, “after the march of Fairfax and Cromwell through the City of London, with the whole Army, to quell the insurrections Browne and Massey, now malcontents also, were endeavouring to raise in the City against the Army's proceedings, ere he left his great house in Barbican, and betook himself to a smaller in High Holborn, among those that open backward into Lincoln's-Inn Fields.”

    The Life of John Milton

  • The simple morning meal now smoked on the table, for Mrs. Shelby had excused Aunt Chloe's attendance at the great house that morning.

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • Cary Harper bought and restored the great house for Beryl, and it was in the upstairs bedroom where I had slept that he robbed her one night of her virginity when she was only sixteen.

    Body of Evidence

  • Shaded from the noontide sun on the terrace before the great house were assembled the three Lacklanders, Kitty Cartarette and Rose.

    Scales of Justice

  • He could not help telling one in familiar talk of Clumber or some other great house where he had been visiting; he was intoxicated with his own popularity, a little surprised, perhaps, to find that he had won fame so easily and on the primrose path, but one could forgive him everything, for he talked more delightfully than ever.

    Oscar Wilde

  • Shore nuff, dat night here dey comed, a many a one on em, and dey went right into de great house and serched it and ebery whar, but dey was fooled bad, and den dey tuck me and put a rope round my neck and hung me to de lim of a tree what is dead and gone now, right out dar.

    The Memories of Fifty Years

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  • fbharjo's brains must be preserved for posterity - anyone got a canopic jar?

    August 10, 2009

  • Pharaoh - easy as π

    August 8, 2009