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grand tier

the first tier of boxes after the parquet circle in a large theater or opera house. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The expense is inconsiderable when you possess a loge on the grand tier.

  • The box which Mr. Incoul had taken for the season was on what is known as the grand tier.

  • They were invited to opera boxes—generally on the grand tier.

    Leonore Stubbs L. B. Walford
  • He sent his servant to secure one of the two stage-boxes on the grand tier.

  • Meanwhile he looked back at that box on the grand tier, striving to unriddle the mystery of his knowledge of those two persons.

  • The opera was nearly over when he saw Basil looking intently at the occupants of a box on the grand tier.

    The Coquette's Victim Charlotte M. Braeme
  • Many curious glances were bent on the pair who sat before the grand tier of fragrant blossoms.

    The Coquette's Victim Charlotte M. Braeme
  • There was always a crowd in the Stanton box on the grand tier when Hlne Stanton was present.

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein
  • I felt that the opera-box would please the child, although it was not on the grand tier.

    Over the Plum Pudding John Kendrick Bangs
  • We comfort ourselves by taking a box at the opera (a whole box on the grand tier, mind) for two shillings and eightpence, English.

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