manor house

Definitions

  • The Manor-House at Beauport
    The Manor-House at Beauport
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n manor house the mansion of a lord or wealthy person
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Manor House, Sillery Manor House, Sillery
Chillingham Manor House Maidstone Chillingham Manor House Maidstone

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Manor house the house belonging to a manor; the house of the lord of the manor; a manse.
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Usage

In literature:

I am the original manor-house apparition.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
There are many historic spots, and several old manor houses still standing.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Vise, of Stilton, was chief; and he, happening to be there at the time, instantly drove to the Manor House.
"The French Prisoners of Norman Cross A Tale" by Arthur Brown
Here the Van Cortlandt family found a safe asylum when the manor house on the Croton was no longer tenable.
"The New York and Albany Post Road" by Charles Gilbert Hine
When he came back from France he found that there was no place for him at the manor-house in Devon.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
It had been an old manor-house, now it was half ruinous and the village inn.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
In the notary's opinion it resembled the boundary chains in front of the entrance-courts of manor-houses.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
She set out alone, and when she was fairly before the old manor-house by the seaside, she stopt to look at it once again.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VIII (of X) - Continental Europe II." by Various
Altogether these are more like the windows of a castle or manor-house than of a church.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
There were many unused rooms in the Manor House.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
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In poetry:

No stranger to the manor house,
Its finery and lordly tenor,
I was a friend of down-and-outs,
And shunned the idly sponging manner.
"Change" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Serious steaks and sides in elegant manor house at Bellgrade Plantation.
PBS Announces SECRETS OF THE MANOR HOUSE .
Old manor house can morph.
PBS Announces SECRETS OF THE MANOR HOUSE.
This house in New South Wales , which comes with a pool, tennis court and bed and breakfast license, was inspired by manors in the south of France.
One-Year Milestone for Karluk Manor, Housing Program for Chronic Street Alcoholics in Anchorage .
This episode of Open House was hosted from North Haven Manor Lighthouse in Sag Harbor.
Flora Knudson, 89, a former resident of Winona and Heritage Manor in Houghton, passed away Thursday, Oct 4, 2012, at the Medora House of PortagePointe in Hancock where she had been a resident patient since 2008.
This lovely, rambling heritage manor house is the perfect destination for romance.
Volunteers trim Manor House with holiday spirit.
One-Year Milestone for Karluk Manor , Housing Program for Chronic Street Alcoholics in Anchorage.
Manor of the Plains is hosting a holiday open house from 1 to 3 pm Dec 2.
West Bromwich's medieval Manor House to host historic plays.
Mill Neck Manor House Tour.
Man Dies at Karluk Manor, Housing Program for Homeless Alcoholics.
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