dovecote

[ UK /dˈʌvkə‍ʊt/ ]
[ US /ˈdəvˌkoʊt/ ]
NOUN
  1. a birdhouse for pigeons
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How To Use dovecote In A Sentence

  • We emerged from the kitchen garden and walked around a roofless octagonal dovecote and into an artificial glade. TOY SHOP
  • The three-story "tower" that stands on the property today and graces the wine label is actually a pigeonniere, or dovecote, built in 1625—and is not, as is commonly imagined, the tower that gave the estate its name. A Towering Bordeaux
  • And sometimes, also, do I find a fugitive creature in my dovecote, which is alien to me, and trembleth when I lay my hand upon it. Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none
  • The council is also launching a leaflet campaign to aimed at people who feed the birds on a regular basis, asking them to feed the pigeons at the dovecote.
  • We sat on the village bench, pulled on our boots, speculated on how many of the pretty sandstone houses were holiday cottages and eventually realised that the immobile pigeon in a dovecote was not alive, but not dead either.
  • The dovecote was a head-dress, a kind of round caul of gold or silver network, secured by gold or silver pins fastened in the hair. A Forgotten Hero Not for Him
  • It possesses a pigeonry much like that at Brantôme, but on a smaller scale, that wiseacres have pronounced to be a Columbarium, not for doves, but for the reception of jars containing the ashes of the dead, and have attributed this dovecote to Roman times. Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe
  • The nearby dovecote is unusually capacious, with 1,380 nesting holes.
  • Last Tuesday the council's town development committee voted to put aside £10,000 in next year's budget to provide dovecotes in the hope of coaxing the birds away from the town centre.
  • He carried a notebook in which he jotted notes or sketches of anything which caught his interest - an unusual design for a dovecote, or the resemblances between eddying water and braided hair.
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