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manor house

the house of the lord of a manor.
Also called mansion.
Origin of manor house
1565-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For, as they passed through Tilford they had seen horse and man walking side by side and head by head up the manor-house lane.

    Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
  • By the time we have done with it—for all practical purposes—it will be a Tudor manor-house.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • They had not been long at the manor-house and looked about them inquisitively, for everything was new to them.

  • Stephen acknowledging this, they hastened back to the manor-house.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • I shall then enter the manor-house by force, and learn where they are hidden.

    The Solitary Farm Fergus Hume
  • Next morning the family at the manor-house were early on foot.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • There she remained until a quarter to ten o'clock and afterwards returned to the manor-house.

    The Solitary Farm Fergus Hume
  • He remained that night at the manor-house, that he might be with them as long as possible.

    Roger Willoughby William H. G. Kingston
  • The brothers departed, and the manor-house of Golovliovo was deserted.

    A Family of Noblemen Mikhal Saltykov
  • All parties then betook themselves slowly to the manor-house.

    Amos Huntingdon T.P. Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for manor-house

manor house

(esp formerly) the house of the lord of a manor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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