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Enceinte   Listen
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Enceinte  adj.  Pregnant; with child.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Enceinte" Quotes from Famous Books



... place, he saw in it a Christian Monastery within whose enceinte a castle towered high in air catching the light of the moon.[FN162] Through the midst of the convent passed a stream, the water flowing amongst its gardens; and upon the bank sat the woman whose voice he had heard, while before ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 2 • Richard F. Burton

... Gemosac is three-sided, with four towers jutting out at the corners, from which to throw a flanking fire upon any who should raise a ladder against the great curtains, built of that smooth, white stone which is quarried at Brantome and on the banks of the Dordogne. The fourth side of the enceinte stands on a solid rock, above the little river that loses itself in the flatlands bordering the Gironde, so that it can scarce be called a tributary of that wide water. A moss-grown path round the walls will give a quick walker ten minutes' exercise to make the ...
— The Last Hope • Henry Seton Merriman



Words linked to "Enceinte" :   big, gravid, heavy, expectant, large, with child



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