Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tomb; a mausoleum.

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Examples

  • William slumber undisturbed in the tomb-house, elaborately decorated by Wolsey.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 098, February, 1876

  • But it is impossible in words adequately to describe the effect of these tiles, and of the tiles that line to the very roof the tomb-house on the right of the court.

    The Spell of Egypt

  • A visit to the De la Gardie tomb-house was soon arranged for the next day, and a little general conversation ensued.

    Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

  • In the old fane of Saint Denis, the tomb-house of the long line of French kings, she solemnly placed her armour and arms at the foot of an image of the Holy Mother, near the spot where were kept the relics of the Patron Saint of France.

    Joan of Arc

  • They thought first of what was called "the tomb-house," built by

    The Life of John Milton Volume 3 1643-1649

  • The "tomb-house" was again looked at, and the choir of the Chapel diligently re-investigated.

    The Life of John Milton Volume 3 1643-1649

  • The “tomb-house” was again looked at, and the choir of the Chapel diligently re-investigated.

    The Life of John Milton

  • On the accession of James II. he was again employed at Windsor in Wolsey's tomb-house, which it was intended should be used as a Roman

    Art in England Notes and Studies

  • At length the service concluded, and, losing all patience, he was about to depart, when the jester peered round the lower angle of the tomb-house, and beckoned to him.

    Windsor Castle

  • Charles to erect a monument in honour of his martyred father on the site of the tomb-house, which he proposed to remove, and 70,000 pounds were voted by Parliament for this purpose.

    Windsor Castle

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