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(in Wales) the bardic institution associated with the eisteddfod, esp a meeting of bards and druids held daily before the eisteddfod
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from Welsh, literally: throne
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  • And from the top of the gorsedd they looked and listened for the dogs.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • And then he went to the gorsedd of Narberth, taking the mouse with him.

    The Mabinogion Lady Charlotte Guest
  • Its chairing of the bards is an ancient ceremony; its gorsedd of bards is probably modern.

    A Short History of Wales Owen M. Edwards
  • With the ceremony of the gorsedd on the opening day Dafydd Dafis's spellbound and uplifted hours began.

    Mushroom Town Oliver Onions
  • In Cathays Park there is also a “gorsedd” or bardic circle of huge monoliths erected in connexion with the eisteddfod of 1899.

  • The gorsedd was held in the open air, at the windy corner of a street, and the morning was not favourable to open-air solemnities.

    Celtic Literature Matthew Arnold
  • First we went to the gorsedd, or preliminary congress for conferring the degree of bard.

    Celtic Literature Matthew Arnold

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