erection


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an erect penis

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a structure that has been erected

the act of building or putting up

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The dimensions of these, however, as well as of the stones composing them, are comparatively small: but there are other and larger erections of a similar description comprising the 'morais', or burying grounds, and festival-places, in nearly all the valleys of the island.
Quite a number of men in the community also volunteered to give several days' work, each, toward the erection of the building.
who gave a generous sum toward its erection, the need for money became acute.
Continuing to represent the liberation of the serfs as impracticable, he arranged for the erection of large buildings- schools, hospitals, and asylums- on all the estates before the master arrived.
On all his estates Pierre saw with his own eyes brick buildings erected or in course of erection, all on one plan, for hospitals, schools, and almshouses, which were soon to be opened.
The residue of the property was to be devoted to the erection and endowment of almshouses for old men, to be called Featherstone's Alms-Houses, and to be built on a piece of land near Middlemarch already bought for the purpose by the testator, he wishing--so the document declared--to please God Almighty.
At the close of each day's march Anderssen saw to the erection of a comfortable shelter for Jane and the child.
Exactly opposite to them was an erection of light framework, obviously built around some hidden object for purposes of concealment.
The length of this tube is forty-eight feet, and the diameter of its object-glass six feet; it magnifies 6,400 times, and required an immense erection of brick work and masonry for the purpose of working it, its weight being twelve and a half tons.
Nor was he moreover free from some uneasy meditations on a certain wooden edifice, which I forbear to name, in conformity to the opinion of mankind, who, I think, rather ought to honour than to be ashamed of this building, as it is, or at least might be made, of more benefit to society than almost any other public erection.
Plans were out for the erection of flats in Magnolia Road also.
When I was there, the latter class of labourers were employed upon the stone for a new custom-house in course of erection at Boston.
If the Buffs proposed to new skylight the market-place, the Blues got up public meetings, and denounced the proceeding; if the Blues proposed the erection of an additional pump in the High Street, the Buffs rose as one man and stood aghast at the enormity.
The Donjon Inn was of no imposing appearance; but I like these buildings with their rafters blackened with age and the smoke of their hearths--these inns of the coaching-days, crumbling erections that will soon exist in the memory only.
KIRKLEES Council has received the following planning applications: United Anodisers, erection of replacement roof |over covered yard, Field Mills, Red Doles Lane, Huddersfield.