from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of lofty structure; tall.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of lofty structure.


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  • So they fared four days a-riding and other four a-shipboard, and yet four more again by land and road, till at the last they came to a certain high-built hall; then came to meet Gudrun many folk thronging; and an exceedingly goodly feast was there made, even as the word had gone between either kin, and it passed forth in most proud and stately wise.

    The Story of the Volsungs

  • Clansmen hastened to the high-built hall, those hardy-minded, the wonder to witness.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • Then a worse fate befell them, and they went to find a home in hell, the foul abyss, where they must needs endure grim woe and surging flame, no more possessing radiance of glory or high-built halls in heaven; but they must needs plunge downward to those depths of fiery flame, down to the bottomless abyss, insatiate and rapacious.

    Codex Junius 11

  • I know a little high-built town not far from here; there grant me rest and respite, in Zoar to find safety.

    Codex Junius 11

  • Ship after ship, the whole night long, their high-built galleons came,

    Public Speaking

  • If the Violin be high-built, the post requires to be nearer the bridge, that its action may be stronger; whilst flat-modelled instruments require that the post be set further away from the bridge.

    The Violin Its Famous Makers and Their Imitators

  • And all his high-built schemes he saw topple about his ears.

    Black Jack

  • The trams, the high-built glittering galleons of the streets

    The City

  • And there was rejoicing also because men hoped that when the Gibbelins were robbed of their hoard, they would shatter their high-built bridge and break the golden chains that bound them to the world, and drift back, they and their tower, to the moon, from which they had come and to which they rightly belonged.

    The Book of Wonder

  • Sicily, on the other hand, is high-built on rocky foundations, and is the wide-spreading reach of a great volcano sloping broadly and leisurely to the sea.

    Theocritus on Cape Cod


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