from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A place for public exhibitions.
  • noun A gymnasium (which see).


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  • She remained in the hall, which to her simply fancy seemed to be the guest-room -- the show-place wherein were arrayed all the household treasures with the frank purpose of parade and dazzlement.


  • A show-place of show-places, it was not often shown.


  • Steep is this mound and scarped, evidently by the hand of man; a deep gorge over which is flung a bridge, separates it, on the south, from a broad swell of open ground called ‘the hill’; of old the scene of many a tournament and feat of Norman chivalry, but now much used as a show-place for cattle, where those who buy and sell beeves and other beasts resort at stated periods.


  • That show-place on the outskirts just doesn't know what a Terran looks like.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • The Transkei, show-place of the Bantustan scheme, could well be the first battlefield on which apartheid will be defeated.

    South Africa: The Peasants Revolt

  • For the Land's End is a show-place, and we know what that entails.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • It is a favourite show-place, winning perhaps more attention than it deserves in comparison with other places near it; but the rocky and turf-clad headland, with its traces of a far-distant past, is really very beautiful, reaching like a couchant beast into the waves that are sometimes of the purest blue, sometimes white with seething foam.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • Wood, that show-place to which all distinguished but valuable visitors are taken.

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

  • The great show-place and excursion from Warminster is Longleat.

    Wanderings in Wessex An Exploration of the Southern Realm from Itchen to Otter

  • Highclere Park and Castle form a show-place of the first rank; the park being beyond all praise.

    Wanderings in Wessex An Exploration of the Southern Realm from Itchen to Otter


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