from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The house in which one resides; an inhabited house, especially one of considerable importance or grandeur; a manor-house.


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  • One of these is the ruinous mansion-house of Hillslap, formerly the property of the

    The Monastery 2008

  • Some fortifications still remained entire, and vestiges were every where to be traced of more; no taste was shown in the disposition of the grounds, no openings were contrived through the wood for distant views or beautiful objects: the mansion-house was ancient, large and magnificent, but constructed with as little attention to convenience and comfort, as to airiness and elegance; it was dark, heavy and monastic, equally in want of repair and of improvement.

    Cecilia 2008

  • It was fitted up with a sort of fanciful neatness; and in its perfect arrangement and good order, formed a strong contrast to the other apartments of the old and neglected mansion-house.

    Saint Ronan's Well 2008

  • Away ran Dick Gardener with this message; and, in a few minutes, lights were seen to flit about, which convinced Fairford, who was now, in consequence of the halt, a little restored to self-possession, that they were traversing the front of a tolerably large mansion-house.

    Redgauntlet 2008

  • The farm-house or mansion-house, (for, from its size and appearance, it might have been the one or the other,) was a large but low building, and the walls of the out-houses were sufficiently strong to resist any band of casual depredators.

    Castle Dangerous 2008

  • Hugh upon the baronet's settling in the large mansion-house of that village; but he had not visited at the house, nor had his company been solicited.

    Camilla 2008

  • Lady Keeper, and she has favoured Lady Blenkensop with a visit on her return from London, and is just now at her old mansion-house on the banks fo the Wansbeck.

    The Bride of Lammermoor 2008

  • She was no heroine of romance, and therefore looked with some curiosity and interest on the mansion-house and domains, of which, it might at that moment occur to her, a little encouragement, such as women of all ranks know by instinct how to apply, might have made her mistress.

    The Heart of Mid-Lothian 2007

  • Her husband, an excellent man, desired her to live always in the mansion-house, and in the hos-pitable May he had ever kept up, if what he left her would support her in it.

    Sir Charles Grandison 2006

  • James VII. at the battle of Sheriffmuir, and also, that he was near the door of his own mansion-house, and probably surrounded by his friends and adherents.

    Rob Roy 2005


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