from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A compartmental structure, often raised on a pole, for housing domesticated pigeons.
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- n. A small house or box, raised to a considerable height above the ground, and having compartments, in which domestic pigeons breed; a dove house.
- n. In medieval Europe, a round or square structure of stone or wood, free-standing or built into a tower, in which pigeons were kept.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a birdhouse for pigeons
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The dovecote was the second most likely rendezvous.
And sometimes, also, do I find a fugitive creature in my dovecote, which is alien to me, and trembleth when I lay my hand upon it.
The dovecote was a head-dress, a kind of round caul of gold or silver network, secured by gold or silver pins fastened in the hair.
The dovecote was his escape, his only friend, and he wouldn't abandon it, even to prolong his life.
The dovecote was an exquisite conceit painted snow white and the blue of a robin’s egg.
The three-story "tower" that stands on the property today and graces the wine label is actually a pigeonniere, or dovecote, built in 1625—and is not, as is commonly imagined, the tower that gave the estate its name.
What of the vicar's odd ministrations to the catatonic woman in the dovecote?
The split-level Dovecote is a perennial favorite room for honeymooning couples due to its seclusion in an original 15th century dovecote, located between the main house and the garden courtyard.
The funerary vault, or Monumentum Liviae, contained the cremated remains of more than a thousand Roman slaves and freedmen, their ashes packed in row upon row of ollae burial jars stacked in tiny niches around the vault, like pigeonholes; hence the name columbarium, meaning “dovecote.”
Every morning after the war, Joshua went up to the roof to take care of the dovecote.