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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of pavilion.


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  • Having mother-daughter writers in separate pavilions is a singular event in the 10-year history of the book festival.

    Blood and ink relations: National Book Festival's Adele and Elizabeth Alexander

  • So I embraced Al Islam at his hands and, entering with him, beheld therein pavilions and trees, such as I cannot describe to you.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • More than 370 buildings collapsed, including the main pavilions of two major hospitals, scores of government offices, the main studios of the largest the network, Televisa, several tourist hotels and the central telephone switching station that controlled local and long-distance telephone communications for the whole city.

    Opening Mexico: The Making of a Democracy by Julia Preston and Samuel Dillon

  • The things they called pavilions, which had been named after the counties of West Virginia, were nothing to sneeze at themselves in the matter of size, with their own kitchens and so forth, and I gathered that the idea was that they offered more privacy at an appropriate price.

    Too Many Cooks

  • These are described as "pavilions with tools for killing oneself daggers, ropes, emblazoned with placards calling for supporters of the insurrection to choose a quick self-imposed death over the eventual capture and dismemberment that would bring greater shame to their families."

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  • Special shooting platforms called pavilions were constructed to place the courtiers well out of danger from the animals.

    The Pawprints of History

  • By referring to the diagram of the raft, it will be seen one quarter was reserved for a landing, while the others supported what may be termed pavilions, leaving an interior susceptible of division into three rooms.

    The Prince of India — Volume 02

  • The pavilions were the first things I asked about on a visit to the Samoas last winter, though they weren't the reason I'd come, and my reason wasn't all that typical to start with. rss feed

  • People think about the tunnels and obvious associations with war or the Holocaust, and there is something Germanic about these concrete bunkers that he perversely calls pavilions, the tunnels that resemble dug-out trenches.

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  • In every tribe at the place appointed for the annual rendezvous of the same, were then, or soon after begun those buildings which are now called pavilions; each of them standing with one open side upon fair columns, like the porch of some ancient temple, and looking into a field capable of the muster of some 4,000 men; before each pavilion stand three pillars sustaining urns for the ballot, that on the right hand equal in height to the brow of

    The Commonwealth of Oceana


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