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Mansion House

noun the Mansion House
  1. the residence of the Lord Mayor of London
  2. the residence of the Lord Mayor of Dublin
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Examples from the Web for mansion house

Historical Examples

  • Still, there was much of in congruity, even immediately about the mansion-house.

    The Pioneers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • This, like the "mansion-house," is copied from an old English pattern.

    Elsie Venner

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • They have neither the luxury of the mansion-house nor the comfort of the farm-house.

    Elsie Venner

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • The mansion-house was on the highest ground in the vicinity, though it was not on a hill.

    In The Saddle

    Oliver Optic

  • We leave the Mansion-house, and turn to the other temples which grace the spot.