pleasure-ground love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ground ornamented and appropriated to pleasure or amusement.


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  • Addressed to a friend; the gold and silver fishes having been removed to a pool in the pleasure-ground of

    Poems in response to Jewsbury

  • The house fronted to the south-east, and from thence the pleasure-ground, or, I should rather say, the gardens, sloped down to the water.


  • A noble mansion, with an extensive pleasure-ground, scarce four miles distant from the parsonage-house of


  • It was a walled square of building, with a sort of pleasure-ground inside, and inside that again a sunken block like a powder magazine, with a little square trench round it, and steps down to the door.

    The Perils of Certain English Prisoners

  • Mecklenburgh Square — Perkins, I say, and Lucy would often sit together in the summer-house of that pleasure-ground, and muse upon the strange coincidences of their life.

    The Bedford-Row Conspiracy

  • The back-room opens, with very large windows, on the lawn and pleasure-ground; gate, and wall — over which the heads of a cab and a carriage are seen, as persons arrive.

    The Wolves and the Lamb

  • Hetty walked hastily across the short space of pleasure-ground which she had to traverse, dreading to meet

    Adam Bede

  • When it was proposed that we should walk on the pleasure-ground; ‘Don’t let us fatigue ourselves.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Mrs. Gastrel, a widow lady, had each a house and garden, and pleasure-ground, prettily situated upon Stowhill, a gentle eminence, adjoining to Lichfield.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • I hired a small half-open building, which I had covered with dateleaves, and enjoyed the immediate vicinity of a shady pleasure-ground, where grew palm, nebek, pomegranate, and apricot trees.

    Travels in Arabia


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