observatory

[ uh b-zur-vuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF observatory

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No doubt a wicked attempt to blow up the Observatory, they say.

You see, I have a few of those eggs myself, up at the observatory.

She straightened, and grasping Sarka by the hand, hurried with him into the observatory.

As to the outer wall of the Observatory it did not show as much as the faintest crack.

The year 1678 found him in the full tide of work in his observatory.

He had made no attempt to combine the routine of a parish with his labours in the observatory.

Airy's scientific work was, however, by no means confined to the observatory.

De Vico's observation of July 12, 1837 (Observatory, 2-424).

In the Observatory, 6-192, is Maunder's contemporaneous account.

I slept on Sunday night at my dear friend's, Mr. Johnson's, at the Observatory.

WORD ORIGIN

"building for observing astronomical phenomena," 1670s (in reference to Greenwich), from French observatoire, from observer (v.); see observe.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR OBSERVATORY

lookout

nounguard; place from which to guard
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