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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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"In undertaking to speak of the Elizabethan use of metaphor in poetry--"
Rodney, meanwhile, was talking about the Elizabethan dramatists.
But soon there came another great Elizabethan to share his loneliness.
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.
Freddy bows and sits down in the Elizabethan chair, infatuated.
CLARA [throwing herself discontentedly into the Elizabethan chair].
The term 'portrait miniatures' was rarely used by the Elizabethans, who preferred the terms 'limning' or 'pictures in little'.
He argues that theater as "a form of embodied social thought" provided Elizabethans with a medium for confronting painful emotional conflicts and responding in complex, varied ways to Protestant reforms in England such as the devastation of the charnel house at St.
"The Elizabethans were into figurative food - food that looks like stuff.

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