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a house (usually large and impressive) on an estate in the country

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He determined to alight neither in the great square from which he had started, nor in the Sultan's palace, but in a country house at a little distance from the town.
Going straight to the country house, he informed the doorkeeper who was left in charge that he had been sent by the Sultan and by the Prince of Persia to fetch the princess on the enchanted horse, and to bring her to the palace.
The Indian, delighted with the success of his scheme, mounted the horse, assisted the princess to mount behind him, and turned the peg at the very moment that the prince was leaving the palace in Schiraz for the country house, followed closely by the Sultan and all the court.
At a short distance from the country house, a convent of dervishes was situated, and the superior, or scheih, was the doorkeeper's friend.
The very day that Napoleon issued the order to cross the Niemen, and his vanguard, driving off the Cossacks, crossed the Russian frontier, Alexander spent the evening at the entertainment given by his aides-de-camp at Bennigsen's country house.
I read the advertisement in one of the papers, and was tempted by the false title, `a country house.'"
He is not coming down to the country house for a week or so, being due somewhere else.
The station for the country house was at the opposite end of the town, the time was short, the road not easy; but she was so quick in pouncing on a disengaged coach, so quick in darting out of it, producing her money, seizing her ticket, and diving into the train, that she was borne along the arches spanning the land of coal-pits past and present, as if she had been caught up in a cloud and whirled away.
And they both set forward as fast as they could toward the country house of the worthy functionary.
Accordingly, the next day I went to my country house, as I called it, and cutting some of the smaller twigs, I found them to my purpose as much as I could desire; whereupon I came the next time prepared with a hatchet to cut down a quantity, which I soon found, for there was great plenty of them.
He must look out for something at once now - a country house and estate.
As tourism grew as an industry in the eighteenth century, visitors traveled to country houses for various reasons.
Historians and other scholars from the UK and Australia present 16 essays that draw on landed family and estate papers from the UK and Ireland to examine the experiences of families in country houses during World War I.
The acquisition by Country Houses Real Estate, founded in 1939, now positions Coldwell Banker Lifestyles as the largest Coldwell Banker affiliate in New Hampshire.