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amphitheatre

(US), amphitheater
1. a building, usually circular or oval, in which tiers of seats rise from a central open arena, as in those of ancient Rome
2. any level circular area of ground surrounded by higher ground
3. 
a. the first tier of seats in the gallery of a theatre
b. any similarly designated seating area in a theatre
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When the amphitheater had cleared I crept stealthily to the top and as the great excavation lay far from the plaza and in an untenanted portion of the great dead city I had little trouble in reaching the hills beyond.
On the day that Tarzan won his emancipation from the persecution that had followed him remorselessly for twelve of his thirteen years of life, the tribe, now a full hundred strong, trooped silently through the lower terrace of the jungle trees and dropped noiselessly upon the floor of the amphitheater.
As the light in the amphitheater increased the females augmented the frequency and force of their blows until presently a wild, rhythmic din pervaded the great jungle for miles in every direction.
There was but one in the amphitheater beside Tublat, a belated female running swiftly toward the tree where Tarzan perched, and close behind her came the awful Tublat.
Then they turned and retraced their way to the amphitheater.
Fifty trips Tarzan made before he had deposited all the ingots within the precincts of the amphitheater.
That night he slept within the amphitheater, and early the next morning set out to revisit his cabin before returning to his Waziri.
Raoul, still standing up in the amphitheater, had uttered a cry.
The whole amphitheater was filled with the conflict.
Contract notice: Creation Of Two Amphitheaters Connected To Centralesuplec
Graves proceeds with the assumption that we know enough about sixteenth-and seventeenth-century English theatrical venues, the public amphitheaters in particular, "to make intelligent surmises about the amount and kind of light that illuminated their stages" (86).
There's something for fans of every type of music in the concert halls, clubs and amphitheaters this summer, even though Lollapalooza's organizers pulled the plug this year rather than damage the brand name with a less-than-spectacular lineup.