great hall


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the principal hall in a castle or mansion

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On that evening a stranger who might have chanced to be in Baltimore could not have gained admission for love or money into the great hall.
Just when the deep-toned clock in the great hall struck eight, Barbicane, as if he had been set in motion by a spring, raised himself up.
I will await thee in the great hall, or, if thou prefer, wilt come to thee here.
A half hour later she entered the great hall of the castle of Peter of Colfax.
And Bertrade de Montfort swept from the great hall, and mounted to her tower chamber in the ancient Saxon stronghold of Colfax.
Easily they wrested the dagger from Bertrade's fingers, and at the Baron's bidding they dragged her to the great hall below.
It was the way upon Barsoom, so I endured the anguish of it, though it wrung my heart to see that silent chair where should have been my laughing and vivacious Princess keeping the great hall ringing with her merry gaiety.
As he passed through the great hall and disappeared down the runway which led to the pump-room, I stole stealthily from my hiding place and crossed to the great door, the inner of the three which stood between me and liberty.
The calm of evening was upon the world as I emerged from the great hall, and the scene was lit by the warm glow of the setting sun.
They now entered the great hall of the palace, where they met a gaily dressed attendant, from whom the Keeper of the Wicket inquired if the King were at leisure.
Pushing back the heavy ebony doors we entered the courtyard, but upon the threshold of the great hall beyond it we paused, frozen with horror, at the sight which greeted us.
Sir Launcelot, in his richest armor, came striding along the great hall now on his way to the stock- board; he was president of the stock-board, and occu- pied the Siege Perilous, which he had bought of Sir Galahad; for the stock-board consisted of the Knights of the Round Table, and they used the Round Table for business purposes now.
The apartment in which the Saxon chiefs were confined, for to them we turn our first attention, although at present used as a sort of guard-room, had formerly been the great hall of the castle.
Walk under the clocktower and towards the main entrance to the Great Hall.
Sound quality apart, the 169ft long Great Hall is the central masterpiece of the building, as superbly shown in last Sunday on BBC TV's Antiques Roadshow.