Word of the DayFriday, December 29, 2000
A large and imposing residence.
The residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman).
A two-story white Greek Revival manse, with a front porch and a terrace in the back.
-- Garrison Keillor, Wobegon Boy
That Carol was a certified divorcee was one of many facts about her which failed to fit, along with her still living with her widowed father in this weird gothic Victorian manse.
-- Erik Tarloff, The Man Who Wrote the Book
Manse comes from Medieval Latin mansa, "a dwelling," from Latin manere, "to dwell; to remain."
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