a structure, usually at a height above the ground, for housing domestic pigeons.
Idioms about dovecote
flutter the dovecotes, to cause a stir in a quiet or conservative institution or group: The flamboyant manner of the tourists fluttered the dovecotes of the sleepy New England town.
- Also dove·cot [duhv-kot] /ˈdʌv kɒt/ .
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How to use dovecote in a sentence
To eastward and to westward have spread the Tuscan bands; Nor house, nor fence, nor dovecote in Crustumerium stands.The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 | Ministry of Education
We jostled the loungers in a low-caste drinking shop and pushed on to a dark stair that rose like the ladder of a dovecote.Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
The dovecote is in the background, in the foreground the pretty French maid feeding the pretty pigeons.The Pansy Magazine, August 1886 | Various
They went into a deserted dovecote, where they found nothing but a basin full of water and a basket full of vetch.Pinocchio | C. Collodi
Not ever the butcher or the baker or the candlestick-maker forced an entrance to that innocent dovecote.Short Sixes | H. C. Bunner
British Dictionary definitions for dovecote
a structure for housing pigeons, often raised on a pole or set on a wall, containing compartments for the birds to roost and lay eggs
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