Phrases with "enclosure"

Rudyard Kipling From the Bronze Horse to the grass-grown enclosure that holds the Yantr Samrat, or Prince of Dials, is rather an abrupt passage. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

John Lewis Burckhard I have now described all the buildings within the enclosure of the Temple. [The ground-plan of the Temple given by Aly Bey el Abbassi is perfectly correct. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

The position stank abominably, and outside the little enclosure of the barricade there was excrement everywhere. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell [1938]

Isabella Bird About the middle there was an enclosure for the engine, scarcely obstructing the view. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Arthur Conan Doyle Ha! there has been an enclosure here!” “Yes, there was a ring. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

The rich, therefore, need no enclosure but for ornament, which, as it embellishes the prospect, is always made of some pleasant looking evergreen or flowering shrub. Three Hundred Years Hence by Mary Griffith

Just near the beach was a primitive turtle-soup factory and in the fenced-in enclosure an unfortunate turtle awaited transformation into eighty tins of soup. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Jules Verne To complete the enclosure the bed of the stream on the beach was considerably enlarged, and the sand supported by means of stakes. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Bohemia was as watertight an enclosure as the inner circles of Society. You were in it or not, and neither Society nor Bohemia displayed any desire to enter the other’s preserves. London in My Time by Thomas Burke

Jules Verne It assumes a slightly elliptical form, and is surrounded by an enclosure of annular ramparts, which on the east and west overlook the outer plain from a height of 15,000 feet. Round the Moon by Jules Verne [1873]

Andrew Lang In this horrible enclosure stood a small black house, which had only two grated windows, all covered with cobwebs, and a battered iron door. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

I looked round for Nikola, but to my surprise he was not occupying the place where he had been sitting when I fell asleep, nor indeed was he inside the enclosure at all. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

A noble stag stared at me from his enclosure among the trees as I passed down the winding asphalt walk. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

After that I got entangled in some confounded kind of enclosure and had to climb paling after paling of rough stakes plaited with osiers. Greenmantle by John Buchan

In all the country districts about Uldale, by enclosure the labourer was losing his right of cutting fuel on the common, his piece of land, his pig and cow. Rogue Herries by Hugh Walpole [1930]

E. F. Benson By the first post there came a letter from Georgie, containing an enclosure which Lucia saw (with a slight misgiving) was written in Italian. She turned first to Georgie’s letter. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle I should think that the enclosure must be acres and acres. The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle [1890]

Now didn’t I see you at the races at Sandown Park? I was on duty there in the members’ enclosure one day the month before last. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Abraham Merri The enclosure between the first and second wall was stone paved, with here and there a broken pillar and long stone benches. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

A. E. W. Mason He advanced farther into the enclosure and towards the seat. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

D. H. Lawrence They crossed the wide, black space of the Midland Railway, and passed the cattle enclosure that stood out white. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

Gustave Flauber Then the people of Malqua found themselves caught between the old enclosure of Byrsa behind, and the Barbarians in front. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Walter Scott He stooped accordingly, crept beneath the canvas enclosure of the tent, and heard the dwarf whisper from without, “Remain here until I call thee. The Talisman by Walter Scott [1825]

There was a movement of upturned faces below by the fires, and the cry trailed over the enclosure in sing-song tones. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

D. H. Lawrence Yet she was outside the enclosure of darkness. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Jules Verne The Frenchman and the two Americans had by this time entered the enclosure reserved in the center of the multitude. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

E. Phillips Oppenheim A hedge of roses bordered the little enclosure on either side. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

Abraham Merri By now the enclosure was almost empty of soldiers and captives. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Jules Verne Barbicane, therefore, opened the enclosure to all comers; but, true to his practical disposition, he determined to coin money out of the public curiosity. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Benjamin Disraeli The park was not a park; by which we mean, that it was rather a chase than the highly-finished enclosure which we associate with the first title. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Jules Verne An enclosure for the domestic animals, a poultry-yard for the birds, in a word to establish a sort of farm in the island, such were the two important projects for the fine season. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

A. E. W. Mason At once that enclosure became a cage of wild beasts. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

Every house had an enclosure around it, planted with maize and beans: and though it was evident that the land was cropped year after year, it still seemed to bear well. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

H. Rider Haggard This camp was separated from the Nest enclosure by a deep canal, thirty feet in width and spanned at one point by a slender and primitive drawbridge that led across the canal to the gate of the camp. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

Charles Stur Our tents were pitched on the narrow neck of land leading to an enclosure into which we had turned our animals. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia by Charles Stur

Jules Verne This enclosure would be large enough to contain a hundred musmons and wild goats, with all the young ones they might produce. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

E. Phillips Oppenheim From every corner of the huge enclosure people came running to watch the ascent. The Ostrekoff Jewels by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1932]

M. R. James First, a prospect, strange to me, of an enclosure of rough and hillocky grass, with a grey stone ruin in the midst, and a wall of rough stones about it. A Thin Ghost and others by M. R. James

Edgar Allan Poe The entire surface of this metallic enclosure was rudely daubed in all the hideous and repulsive devices to which the charnel superstition of the monks has given rise. The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe

Gustave Flauber Then in the twilight they perceived an enclosure of dry stones shutting in a rambling edifice. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Anthony Trollope But with his letter he sent her an enclosure longer than the letter itself in which his wishes were clearly explained. The Claverings by Anthony Trollope

Gertrude Stein An enclosure blends with the same that is to say there is blending. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein [1914]

H. Rider Haggard All round this enclosure stood rows of straw huts of a native build, evidently occupied as a camp by the Arabs and half-breed slave-traders of the baser sort. The People of the Mist by H. Rider Haggard

We were prisoners in that Royal box, with thirty yards of the Royal enclosure separating us from the racecourse rails. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Samuel Johnson She is mistress of sixty goats, and I saw many kids in an enclosure at the end of her house. A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson

Arthur Conan Doyle DEAR SIR ARTHUR, Just a line to report progress and acknowledge your kind letters and enclosure from Kodak’s. The Coming of the Fairies by Arthur Conan Doyle [1922]

Henry James She lived in an old-fashioned pavilion, between a high-walled court and an excessively artificial garden, beyond whose enclosure you saw a long line of tree-tops. Madame de Mauves by Henry James [1874]

John Lewis Burckhard After his expulsion, Ibn Zebeyr enlarged the enclosure of the wall by purchasing some more houses of the Mekkawys, and by including their site, after having levelled them, within the wall. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Elizabeth Gaskell The crowded grave-yard surrounds the house and small grass enclosure for drying clothes. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Anthony Trollope The air of that sacred enclosure somewhat restored her courage and gave her more heart. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Isabella Bird An enclosure for the engine occupies the centre, but is very small, as the machinery of a, high-pressure engine is without the encumbrances of condenser and air-pump. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Benjamin Disraeli This was a district that had been added to the ancient enclosure — a striking scene. Lothair by Benjamin Disraeli [1870]

H. G. Wells The playground was a walled gravelly enclosure that had once been two back gardens. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Thomas Hardy The wild irregular enclosure was as much as ever an integral part of the old hill. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

Anthony Trollope No attempt was made to open the books one by one; but then this volume, with so thick an enclosure to betray it, would certainly open of itself. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

We went on through the arch of the huge Ekaterina Palace, into the Palace enclosure itself, asking for headquarters. Ten Days That Shook the World by John Reed

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu It was the large panelled enclosure which stands near the communion rails, at the right as you look up the aisle toward the glowing window. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Robert Louis Stevenson At one end of the hotel enclosure are the springs from which it takes its name, hot enough to scald a child seriously while I was there. The Silverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Rudyard Kipling The enclosure round which they stand must be about half a mile long — it allows ample space for exercising, besides paddocks for the colts. Letters of Marque by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Willa Cather When they arrived they found Claude working on the lattice enclosure of the back porch. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

These structures enclose an oblong courtyard leading by a passage under the central tower to the sacred enclosure beyond. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Robert Louis Stevenson Now to the sacred enclosure gathered the greatest and least, And from under the shade of the banyan arose the voice of the feast, The frenzied roll of the drum, and a swift, monotonous song. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson

Richard Burton The first is entered by a few ragged steps in the south-east angle, which lead to an enclosure thirty feet by fifteen. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

D. H. Lawrence They kept within the four-square enclosure of themselves. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

It should not be said that we have been seen inside that man’s enclosure lately. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

John Lewis Burckhard The Sherif Serour, predecessor of Ghaleb, had the vanity, on his death-bed, to order his family to bury his body close to the tomb of Khadidje, in the same enclosure where it still remains. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

E. Phillips Oppenheim He laid down the few lines from the bank manager, stretched out his hand for the enclosure and dropped it clumsily on to the carpet. Harvey Garrard's Crime by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1926]

Thomas Hardy The enclosure was revealed, and he held it up for the smith’s inspection. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

John Galsworthy He was still contemplating the back of her head when they drew into an enclosure and he was forced to expose his hat to the public gaze. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

D. H. Lawrence But he was bound in a very dark enclosure of anxiety within himself. The Prussian Officer and other stories by D. H. Lawrence

In this respect enclosure of the land plays a part. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Edith Wharton Colourless too were the boundaries on which he looked out: the narrow enclosure of white walls, opening on a slit of pale spring landscape. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

Isabella Bird This enclosure was Gothic, to match the roof, and at each end had a window of plate-glass, 6 feet square, through which the mechanism of the engine could be seen. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Sir Walter Scott This enclosure was formed on a piece of level ground adjoining to the Preceptory, which had been levelled with care, for the exercise of military and chivalrous sports. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott [1820]

A. E. W. Mason In that pestilent enclosure only the myriad vermin lived lives of comfort. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

The precipices on all sides, overhung with thorns, flowers, and creepers, invested the enclosure with an air of wild and charming seclusion — a mythological mountain god might have dwelt here. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

The bazaar was an enclosure like a very large cattle pen, with low stalls, mostly palm-thatched, round its edge. Burmese Days by George Orwell

H. G. Wells The framework and wire netting of the tennis enclosure became vividly black and clear against the clear brightness of the hall. Meanwhile by H. G. Wells [1927]

Thomas Hardy M. H.” He said nothing about the enclosure of five guineas. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Anthony Trollope She opened it, and found an enclosure addressed to Mrs Dale, with a written request that she would herself deliver it into that lady’s own hand at once. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing First appeared an enclosure — a letter in his cousin Mary’s writing. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Abraham Merri The wall of the first enclosure is fifteen feet across the top and its height varies from twenty to fifty feet — here, too, the gradual sinking of the land has caused portions of it to fall. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

Edith Wharton Come round with me now to our Publicity Department — ” He opened the glass door and led the way down a corridor to another glazed enclosure . Hudson River Bracketed by Edith Wharton [1929]

We enter the enclosure by the last named, and find ourselves in the midst of an immense parallelogram measuring about 450 feet from east to west, and perhaps 300 feet from north to south. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

Jules Verne The water, rushing into a cavity whose temperature might be estimated at thousands of degrees, would be converted into steam with a sudden energy which no enclosure could resist. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Thomas Hardy He could see the white figures of the girls in the green enclosure whirling about as they had whirled when he was among them. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Jane Austen The enclosure of Norland Common, now carrying on, is a most serious drain. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen [1811]

The enclosure with its two-inch fence had no grass in it, but it had winding walks, marked with sand and tiny white stones. Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley [1913]

Gustave Flauber They kept themselves shut up in the third enclosure which was as impregnable as a fortress. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Robert Louis Stevenson Now, imagine if Pepys had tried to clamber somehow into the enclosure of poetry, what a blot would that word have made upon the list! The thing was impossible. Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson

Anthony Trollope And within this enclosure it was shorn. John Caldigate by Anthony Trollope

I finally asked, nodding toward the beautiful enclosure still in view: “How do they manage about this business; do they practice any secrecy?” “Of course!” he replied. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Virginia Woolf By this time Orlando and the Princess were close to the Royal enclosure and found their way barred by a great crowd of the common people, who were pressing as near to the silken rope as they dared. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

In this sheltered enclosure the snow had not melted, and upon its white surface the dark stains of numerous footprints presented themselves. Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau

Arthur Conan Doyle An enclosure for ladies and distinguished guests had been erected on the top of the hill, which, with the marquee and refreshment tents, made the scene a lively one. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Thomas Hardy From her elevated position the exhausted woman could perceive the roof of the house below, and the garden and the whole enclosure of the little domicile. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

The enclosure was a small coal-store, nothing more; there were gaunt heaps of coal glittering in the moonlight; a barge half loaded lying alongside, and a deserted office building. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Gustave Flauber His pontiffs arranged an enclosure with trellis-work to keep off the multitude, and remained around him at his feet. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

The other buildings within the enclosure served only to accommodate the numerous household and the wives of the ruler. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

John Galsworthy Where shall we see the race from?” “The enclosure rails. Swan Song by John Galsworthy

Robert Louis Stevenson But the second enclosure was by far the more surprising. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

John Lewis Burckhard This enclosure is entered by four gates, three of which are constantly kept shut, and one only is opened, every morning and. Travels in Arabia by John Lewis Burckhard

Francis Bacon It is good too to spread bodies over with wax, honey, pitch, and like tenacious substances, for the more perfect enclosure of them and to keep off the air and heavenly bodies. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Thomas Hardy He slyly glanced up from the outer corner of his eye to hers, and noticed that all she did was look at the name at the bottom of the letter, and then put the enclosure aside without further ceremony. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

D. H. Lawrence Everything was null to the senses, there was enclosure without substance, for the walls were dry and papery. Women in Love by D. H. Lawrence

Anthony Trollope He himself had gone to the place so often that certainly the enclosure would betray itself. Cousin Henry by Anthony Trollope [1879]

A small kitchen-garden, a stable, a pigsty, and an enclosure in which the cattle take refuge in rough weather, completes the establishment. All-Saints' Eve by Amelia B. Edwards

Thomas Hardy She turned and walked away across the enclosure to the gate, and was hidden by the bank. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy