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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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