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  • n. Plural form of guildhall.

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Examples

  • Baskets of loaves went to inns, guildhalls, the town hospice—anyplace that had hungry mouths gathered together and no servants to spare for the errand.

    THE RIVER KINGS’ ROAD

  • The organized uprisings, like t he American Revolution, that toppled tyrants were often urban affairs that started with surreptitious meetings in crowded pubs and guildhalls.

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  • The result was "Going, Going," an elegy for all that would soon be lost of the England that the poet claimed to love — "The shadows, the meadows, the lanes/The guildhalls, the carved choirs" — which the committee, when the poem was delivered, found too strongly expressed for its taste.

    Homage to Philip Larkin

  • For the younger cadets, there would be carnival and street performers and dancing in the guildhalls.

    Shaman's Crossing

  • There had been countless meetings: with King Tedric and his officers, with General Yuci of Stonehold, with members of the local guildhalls.

    Through Wolfs Eyes

  • His practice was chiefly in portraits — many of them posthumous — for presentation to colleges and guildhalls.

    The Complete Stories

  • _ -- The question in Vol. i., p. 320., relative to guildhalls, provokes an inquiry into {270} guilds.

    Notes and Queries, Number 47, September 21, 1850

  • In each of the guildhalls were parlors set apart for deliberative gatherings; and it became the fashion to embellish these rooms with portraits of the managers, trustees and donors.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Painters

  • The most striking and important of these were the guildhalls built by the rich merchant guilds, and the townhalls of some of the important cities.

    An Introduction to the History of Western Europe

  • The Flemish town halls and guildhalls merit particular attention for their size and richness, exemplifying in a worthy manner the wealth, prosperity, and independence of the weavers and merchants of Antwerp, Ypres, Ghent (Gand), Louvain, and other cities in the fifteenth century.

    A Text-Book of the History of Architecture Seventh Edition, revised

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