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  • noun Plural form of manoir.


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  • En plus le deux c un vrai labyrinth entre tous les manoirs on s'en sort plus ...

    pinku-tk Diary Entry

  • They had carried us past the farm-houses, the cliffs, the meadows, and the Norman roofed manoirs buried in their apple-orchards.

    In and out of Three Normady Inns

  • Dampierre, Josselin, Valencay, and scores of others, there are quantities of small Louis XV chateaux and manoirs, half hidden in a corner of a forest, which the stranger never sees.

    My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879

  • In France something of Gothic romance and intrinsic beauty continued down to 1550 in the manoirs and châteaux, while in Germany it dragged along a few decades longer in some isolated instances.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The house at Lac Calvaire was a type of the superior farm-house built in the eighteenth century by thrifty and skilful fur-traders, manufacturers and lesser seigneurs, differing rather in appearance and construction from the larger chateaux or manoirs, a few of which at one time existed along the banks of the St. Laurent, but of which now only three well-preserved examples survive.

    Ringfield A Novel

  • A religious pretext had brought into sudden evidence all the latent ferocities of a corrupt though dainty civilisation, and while the stairways of the Louvre, the streets, [128] the vile trap-doors of Paris, run blood, far away at Deux-manoirs Gaston watches as the light creeps over the silent cornfields, the last sense of it in those aged eyes now ebbing softly away.

    Gaston de Latour; an unfinished romance

  • The white walls of the Château of Deux-manoirs, with its precincts, composed, before its dismantling at the Revolution, the one prominent object which towards the southwest broke the pleasant level of La

    Gaston de Latour; an unfinished romance

  • Amid those vagrant shadows and shafts of light must be Deux-manoirs, the deserted rooms, the gardens, the graves.

    Gaston de Latour; an unfinished romance

  • Just before that delirious night set in, the news that his old grandfather lay mortally sick at Deux-manoirs had snatched him away to watch by the dying bed, amid the peaceful ministries of the religion which was even then filling the houses of Paris with blood.

    Gaston de Latour; an unfinished romance

  • At Deux-manoirs too there had been relics, including certain broken children's toys and some rude childish drawings, taken forth now and then with almost religious veneration, with trembling hands and renewal of old grief, to his wondering awe at the greatness of men's sorrows.

    Gaston de Latour; an unfinished romance


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