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Word: mausoleum

Definition: monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos


Sentences Containing 'mausoleum'

In my time the person who then owned it turned it into a mausoleum for his daughter, aged fourteen.
``This is a magnificent habitation,''said Beauchamp, looking towards the mausoleum;``a summer and winter palace.
We varied the legal character of these proceedings by going to see some perspiring Wax-work, in Fleet Street (melted, I should hope, these twenty years); and by visiting Miss Linwood's Exhibition, which I remember as a Mausoleum of needlework, favourable to self-examination and repentance; and by inspecting the Tower of London; and going to the top of St. Paul's.

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