castle in Spain

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n castle in Spain absentminded dreaming while awake
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Usage

In literature:

To them the whole story was no more than a castle in Spain.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
Then there's my hand, and when I've got my Castle in Spain you shall come and stop with me.
"Happy-Thought Hall" by F. C. Burnand
A catalogue has been preserved of the books in the castle of Peniscola on the east coast of Spain, when the anti-pope Benedict XIII.
"The Care of Books" by John Willis Clark
Between sips of tea she builded a fine castle in Spain.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
But for her castles in Spain she must have burst with her unexpressed desires.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
What the abandonment of his "Castles in Spain" cost Martin only those who knew him best appreciated; and they but dimly surmised.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
What is the use of building castles in Spain, when we are obliged to live in America?
"Public School Education" by Michael Müller
The spies of the governor, in his castle in Spain, watched every movement of M. Codro.
"Ferdinand De Soto, The Discoverer of the Mississippi" by John S. C. Abbott
He cheered up, however, in proposing to her that they should buy a Castle in Spain and put them into it.
"The Daughter of the Storage" by William Dean Howells
My own vague 'castles in Spain' are ten thousand times more beautiful.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
Had this dreary outcast found his way to her castles in Spain?
"The Gorgeous Isle" by Gertrude Atherton
On it stands the Castle of San Servando, one of the most picturesque of the Arab remains existing in this part of Spain.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
THE CASTLE and the COTTAGE in SPAIN.
"Joseph in the Snow, and The Clockmaker" by Berthold Auerbach
He was very proud of his girls and used to build beautiful 'castles in Spain' for them.
"Three Little Women" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
It is to be observed that most of the castles possessed by the order in Spain and Portugal were on the borders of the Moorish territory.
"Secret Societies of the Middle Ages" by Thomas Keightley
It is natural to build these castles in Spain.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
I employed him to build me a Castle in Spain, regardless of expense.
"The Gentle Reader" by Samuel McChord Crothers
When I had taken Valenglard home, I went to my lodging building castles in Spain as to the conquest of Mdlle.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. IV (of VI), "Adventures In The South" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
What a castle in Spain for this spinner of consular yarns!
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
Curtis, George William, castles in Spain, 327.
"Library Notes" by A. P. Russell
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In poetry:

What though our friend Dana shall twang a guitar
And murmur a passionate strain;
Oh, fairer by far
Than those ravishments are
The castles abounding in Spain.
"The Great Journalist In Spain" by Eugene Field
The fragrance of sunflowers shall swoon on the air
And the visions of Dreamland obtain,
And the song of "World's Fair"
Shall be heard everywhere
Through that beautiful castle in Spain.
"The Great Journalist In Spain" by Eugene Field

In news:

The author before a castle wall in Trujillo, Spain, where he lived for five weeks, making.
Raised in the Castle of Xavier near Pamplona, Spain, Francis' parents sent him to study at the university of Paris when he was seventeen.
Gormaz is an ancient castle and a town in Castile-Leon, Spain.
The Casa Grande features the castle 's famous twin towers modeled after a church Hearst saw in Rondo, Spain.
Employees at Spain's luxury Parador hotels, which are set in some of the country's most picturesque castles, monasteries and palaces, began a two-day strike on Friday to protest job cuts and possible closures.
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