from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The building in which the movable stages called pageants, used in medieval plays and processions, were kept when not in use.


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  • Often each guild had a 'pageant-house' where it stored its 'properties,' and a pageant-master who trained the actors and imposed substantial fines on members remiss in coöperation.

    A History of English Literature


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    Postalgia (noun) : 1. a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for a projected future that never was; i.e. as promised by Disneyland and science fiction of the 1950's. 2. a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for a future era by a time-traveller in the past. pos·tal·gic /-jik/ adjective or noun pos·tal·gi·cal&...

    "Roxanne sat glumly at the back of the bus, consumed by postalgia for a time where the colour of her skin didn't define her station in life." OR "Mike flipped through the yellowed pages of Startling Stories, grimly postalgic for the gleaming era of art-deco skyscrapers and rocket-cars that never arrived." —Mark Shainblum, "Angloman" comic strip in the Montreal Gazette, Circa 1998

    Submitted by: Mark Shainblum from Canada Mar. 10, 2006 12:26

    April 27, 2009