conservatory

[ kuh n-sur-vuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF conservatory

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Every window was filled with them, until the room seemed like a conservatory.

We were alone, Effie was attending to her plants in the conservatory.

They heard a crash in the conservatory, but both were too excited to mind it.

Was it the hand of fate most terrible that guided her toward the conservatory?

I opened the conservatory door, and in he rushed like a hunted rabbit.

Could I lure him into the library—the billiard room—the conservatory?

I hurried him downstairs and out of the conservatory just as the door-bell rang.

My host led me into a conservatory, and from there straight into a marble gallery.

Presently I heard the door of the conservatory open, and in stole Bagwell.

I shall steal in, and, hiding myself in the conservatory, shall await Bagwell.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "preservative;" 1660s, "greenhouse," from stem of conservation + -ory. In sense "school for performing arts" it is recorded from 1842, from Italian conservatorio or French conservatoire, originally "hospital for foundlings in which musical education was given."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONSERVATORY

garden

nouncultivated plants, flowers
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