Elizabethan


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Elizabethan

1. of, characteristic of, or relating to England or its culture in the age of Elizabeth I (1533--1603; reigned 1558--1603) or to the United Kingdom or its culture in the age of Elizabeth II (born 1926; queen from 1952)
2. of, relating to, or designating a style of architecture used in England during the reign of Elizabeth I, characterized by moulded and sculptured ornament based on German and Flemish models
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Rodney, meanwhile, was talking about the Elizabethan dramatists.
"No, I don't think it's got anything to do with the Elizabethans. There!
That Elizabethan domestic architecture is charming in its way; but it's against the very nature of it to break out into turrets."
"And yet," answered Fanshaw, "that's the most romantic and Elizabethan part of the business.
The second was clearer: an old Elizabethan galley with decorative waves beneath it, but interrupted in the middle by a curious jagged rock, which was either a fault in the wood or some conventional representation of the water coming in.
The dining-room was as nautical as the cabin of a ship; but its note was rather that of the modern than the Elizabethan captain.
We call the whole group of authors who sprang up at this time the Elizabethans, after the name of the Queen in whose reign they lived and wrote.
Freddy bows and sits down in the Elizabethan chair, infatuated.
CLARA [throwing herself discontentedly into the Elizabethan chair].
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Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver's portraits of Elizabethan and Jacobean royals and courtiers encapsulate an age.

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