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A gush of smoke came from a chimney in the rear of the edifice.

When we wriggles he mistakes the agitation of his tail for the trembling of the edifice.

No, the truth is absolute, not a stone of the edifice shall be changed.

It would be the old question of revolt against the edifice men have built.

I have laid the foundations deep, that the edifice might endure.

It certainly was not the sentiment with which hitherto I have regarded this edifice.

The edifice had a chandelier and candle sconces and two low galleries.

It was Darwin who put the crown on the edifice by his theory of natural selection.

The style of the edifice is Romanesque with a genuine Lombardic tower.

The front of the edifice, ornamented with three rows of columns, faced the south.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French edifice "building," from Latin aedificium "building," from aedificare "to erect a building," from aedis, variant of aedes "temple, sanctuary," usually a single edifice without partitions, also, in the plural, "dwelling house, building," originally "a place with a hearth" + the root of facere "to make" (see factitious).

Ædis is from PIE *aidh- "to burn" (cf. Greek aithein "to burn," Sanskrit inddhe "burst into flames," Old Irish aed "fire," Welsh aidd "heat, zeal," Old High German eit "funeral pile"), from root *ai- "to burn."

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nounconstructed dwelling
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