Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which preserves, keeps, or guards.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • He asked an abrupt question when they were in the con-servatory later, looking at tropical plants that must make it a veritable paradise during the winter.

    Irresistible

  • The hills above Port Lowell were less than a kilometre high, but they formed a useful break for the cold winter winds from the south, and gave vantage points for radio station and ob - servatory.

    The Sands of Mars

  • Hill, with its palaces, convents, vineyards, and gardens, has not felt that the Ponte Rotto was the most suggestive servatory in the Eternal

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863

  • I had found them most useful in making spectroscopic analysis of luminous vapours, and I knew that at Yerkes Ob-servatory splendid results had been obtained from them in collecting the diffused radiance of the nebulae for the same purpose.

    The Moon Pool

  • "I zink it's a much prettier name than 'servatory," said

    The Boys and I: A Child's Story for Children

  • Cross the stile you will find at the right -- wind along the foot of the hill for about three parts of a mile, and you will then see in the middle of a broad plain, a lonely grey house with a thingumebob at the top; a servatory they call it.

    Eugene Aram — Complete

  • -- wind along the foot of the hill for about three parts of a mile, and you will then see in the middle of a broad plain, a lonely grey house with a thingumebob at the top; a servatory they call it.

    Eugene Aram — Volume 01

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.