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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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On both sides of the throne stretched a solid mass of humanity from top to bottom of the amphitheatre.
For an instant silence reigned in the great amphitheatre, then a wild shout arose from the cages of the doomed.
In another moment the entire amphitheatre was filled with the shrieks of the dying and the wounded, mingled with the clash of arms and triumphant shouts of the victors.
it rose and fell until it swelled to a mighty volume of sound that swept in great billows around the entire amphitheatre.
Main features: The contract is for the implementation of two amphitheatres for distance education between Metz campus and Gif sur Yvette CentraleSuplec.
As home to one of the largest open air amphitheatres in the Middle East, Katara is dedicated to showcasing the diverse cultures of the world and the amphitheatre provides the perfect stage for international and local artistes.
An International Symposium on Amphitheatres to be held in the city this weekend will be told that this latest discovery shows that activities in the largest amphitheatre in Roman Britain went beyond ceremonial displays.
Amphitheatres are one of the few building types which come down to us intact from the Ancients.
QuarryHouse's team of artisans uses stone to create homes, countertops and fireplaces, as well as hardscape items for residential gardens and public outdoor spaces, including footpaths, fountains, bridges, walls and amphitheatres.
The findings will contribute to the study of amphitheatres both in Britain and abroad and will also help in the planning of the long-term management of the display and excavation of the site.
In addition the annual festival, Ozzfest 2004, will be returning to amphitheatres where concert-goers can enjoy the camaraderie and energy of outdoor music festivities.
List of Amphitheatres Participating Alltel Pavilion Raleigh, NC Alpine Valley Music Theatre Milwaukee, WI AmSouth Amphitheatre Nashville, TN Chronicle Pavilion Concord, CA Coral Sky Amphitheatre W.