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manse

(in certain religious denominations) the house provided for a minister

Manse

 

the complex of living quarters, farm buildings, and landed property that constituted a peasant economy in medieval Western Europe.

In the early Middle Ages, a freeholding member of the commune (alod-holder) frequently possessed a manse. With the rise of the feudal patrimonial estate, the manse became part of the latter as the holding of the family of a dependent peasant; at the same time it was a unit of intra-estate taxation.

manse

The dwelling of a clergyman.
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It went with me on my sea-shore walks and rambles into the country, whenever -- which was seldom and reluctantly -- I bestirred myself to seek that invigorating charm of Nature which used to give me such freshness and activity of thought, the moment that I stepped across the threshold of the Old Manse.
In the Custom-House, as before in the Old Manse, I had spent three years -- a term long enough to rest a weary brain: long enough to break off old intellectual habits, and make room for new ones: long enough, and too long, to have lived in an unnatural state, doing what was really of no advantage nor delight to any human being, and withholding myself from toil that would, at least, have stilled an unquiet impulse in me.
It is no indication, however, of a lack of cheerfulness in the writer's mind: for he was happier while straying through the gloom of these sunless fantasies than at any time since he had quitted the Old Manse.
Since 2008, when Kirklees College was formed by the amalgamation of Huddersfield Technical College and Dewsbury College, The Manse has been used as a hub for adult education and currently hosts 12 classes.
Set in the picturesque Cornish village of Mount Polbearne, Polly's bakery faces closure when its owner, the miserable Mrs Manse, passes away.
A spokesman said: "After almost four years it's good to see light and life emanating from the manse once again.
The highest single-family sale on Longboat Key through November was a six-bedroom Gulf-front manse at 2735 Gulf of Mexico Drive that sold for $5.
FULL of character and with generous proportions, this former manse would make a striking family home.
The funding boost will be given to Portadown 2000 to help them purchase the Old Methodist Church and Manse at 26 and 28 Thomas Street, Portadown.
The 16 pistols, believed to include Glocks and more than 800 rounds of ammunition, were found buried at Lisnabreeny Walk close to the Manse Road in the Castlereagh Hills, East Belfast.
While Rui Costa was racing away to a solo victory up ahead, Contador had launched a series of attacks on Froome on the ascent of the Col de Manse and continued to push the pace on the way down to the finish.
While Rui Costa raced to a solo stage win ahead, Alberto Contador was attacking Froome so hard the Spaniard came off his bike down the Col de Manse - a road that has seen its fair share of Tour drama over the years.