Crown


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Crown

the monarch.

CROWN. A covering for the head, commonly used by kings; figuratively, it signifies royal authority. By pleas of the crown, are understood criminal actions.

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It is not good judgment to fit a crown of life upon a city which has been destroyed six times.
But I do not understand how the room at the Crown can be safer for you than your father's house.
If it can be contrived to be at the Crown, papa, it will be very convenient for the horses.
Weston are at the Crown at this moment," said Frank Churchill, "examining the capabilities of the house.
I will recall to these gentlemen, that in the deposition taken at his bedside, the assassinated officer, while declaring that he had a vague idea when the black man accosted him that the latter might be the surly monk, added that the phantom had pressed him eagerly to go and make acquaintance with the accused; and upon his, the captain's, remarking that he had no money, he had given him the crown which the said officer paid to la Falourdel.
sir," said Gringoire, "I would that I could lend you some, but, my breeches are worn to holes, and 'tis not crowns which have done it.
You shall raise up for me a palace fairer than this, and if you can work that miracle I will grant your prayer or lose my kingly crown.
First the Queen, known by the silver lilies on her snowy robe and the bright crown in her hair, beside whom fIew a band of Elves in crimson and gold, making sweet music on their flower-trumpets, while all around, with smiling faces and bright eyes, fluttered her loving subjects.
Prior, that last flourish on the recheat hath added fifty crowns to thy ransom, for corrupting the true old manly blasts of venerie.
An six hundred crowns,'' said Isaac, ``the good Prior might well pay to your honoured valours, and never sit less soft in his stall.
D'Artagnan shut himself up, ate no dinner, closed his door to everybody, and, with a lighted lamp, and a loaded pistol on the table, he watched all night, ruminating upon the means of preventing these lovely crowns, which from the coffers of the king had passed into his coffers, from passing from his coffers into the pockets of any thief whatever.
A fortnight for the execution, and fifteen hundred crowns payable on delivery," replied the artisan.