Definition of Alcoves

1. Noun. (plural of alcove) ¹



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Definition of Alcoves

1. alcove [n] - See also: alcove

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alcoves

alcohols
alcoholyses
alcoholysis
alcohometry
alcolock
alcolocks
alcool
alcoometry
alcopop
alcopops
alcorza
alcorzas
alcos
alcove
alcoved
alcoves (current term)
alcuronium
alcuronium chloride
alcyonacea
alcyonaria
alcyonarian
alcyonarians
alcyones
alcyonic
alcyonium
alcyoniums
alcyonoid
alcyonoids
aldactazide
aldadiene

Literary usage of Alcoves

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1. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1859)
"The principal floor, and the floors of the alcoves in the large hall, ... This space is surrounded by three tiers of alcoves, thirty of which are arranged ..."

2. How to Plan a Library Building for Library Work by Charles Carroll Soule (1912)
"alcoves, Galleries From England, where alcoves in old libraries are so fascinating to ... "alcoves oblige us to go twice as far as there is any need of. ..."

3. The Thames by Sir Walter Besant (1903)
"On the site of the houses, and on every pier, they made stone alcoves with ... These alcoves were roofed with stone, and the roofs, either by accident or ..."

4. Decimal System for the Arrangement and Administration of Libraries by Nathaniel Bradstreet Shurtleff (1856)
"alcoves and Shelves. A very important part of the Decimal System of managing libraries consists in the arrangement of the books, by placing them upon ..."

5. Old Paris: Its Court and Literary Salons by Catherine Charlotte Jackson (1880)
"Madame de Caylus.—Reminiscences of the Fronde.—Hotels d'Albret and de Richelieu.—Ruelles and alcoves.—La Marquise de Sable. ..."

6. Notices of Public Libraries in the United States of America by Charles Coffin Jewett (1851)
""There aro 3000 volumes belonging to the college, arranged in alcoves, and occupying a room in Seabury Hall, in which aro also the portraits of several ..."

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