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  • n. Plural form of vomitory.


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  • On reaching the head of the road we turned up a narrow alley, and found ourselves in the vast enclosure of the old arena -- far larger than those of Nimes and Aries in that it was capable of seating fifty thousand persons, and was served for entrance or exit by a hundred and twenty-four vomitories.

    Orrain A Romance

  • The vomitories are of the most perfect design for utility, and still remain in complete preservation, all vaulted over with admirable workmanship.

    Byeways in Palestine

  • Upon the ground-plan, at half distance from the centre to the outer curve, the _vomitories_ or passages for entrance and exit begin, leaving an open area; these are formed in concentric semicircles, divided across by radii, all coming from the one centre.

    Byeways in Palestine

  • "No one," he adds, "can now justly quibble at a deficiency of matrimonial vomitories."

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 Sex in Relation to Society

  • The plaza was defended on its three sides by low ranges of buildings, consisting of spacious halls with wide doors or vomitories opening into the square.

    The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 09

  • Sickly trees soared up from darkness into light among the porches, and the moon peered through the empty vomitories.

    Renaissance in Italy Volume 3 The Fine Arts

  • After two or three hours spent in visiting the various departments of the glassworks overhead, M. Henrivaux led me through winding passages, which reminded me of the dismal vomitories at Baiæ, down into this strange underworld.

    France and the Republic A Record of Things Seen and Learned in the French Provinces During the 'Centennial' Year 1889

  • I had not been five minutes in slumber ere the whole amphitheatre was restored to its original perfection, its ruins half rebuilt, its arches, steps, its galleries and vomitories, all complete.

    Rome in the First and Nineteenth Centuries

  • The numerous vomitories were not amongst the least important of these comforts, securing a safe retreat from the theatre in all cases of emergency, and precluding those fearful accidents that in our times have not infrequently occurred, when an alarm of fire has been given.

    The Idler in France

  • These houses are large, handsome buildings, marble-fronted, having ample and well-arranged vomitories; and are not stuck into some obscure alley, as most of our theatres are, but standing in the finest streets of the city, and every way easy of approach: within, they are fitted up plainly, but conveniently, and very cleanly and well kept.

    Impressions of America During the years 1833, 1834 and 1835. In Two Volumes, Volume I.


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