council chamber


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Noun1.Council chamber - a room where a committee meets (such as the board of directors of a company)council chamber - a room where a committee meets (such as the board of directors of a company)
diwan, divan - a Muslim council chamber or law court
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
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In the council chamber of John Carter, Warlord of Mars, was Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium; Mors Kajak, his son, Jed of Lesser Helium; Carthoris, and a score of the great nobles of the empire.
Carthoris left the council chamber, and hastened to his palace.
It is one object of our task, however, to present scenes of the rough life of the wilderness, and we are tempted to fix these few memorials of a transient state of things fast passing into oblivion; for the feudal state of Fort William is at an end, its council chamber is silent and deserted; its banquet hall no longer echoes to the burst of loyalty, or the "auld world" ditty; the lords of the lakes and forests have passed away; and the hospitable magnates of Montreal where are they?
Hundreds of times before had Tarzan been to this secluded spot, which was so densely surrounded by thorn bushes and tangled vines and creepers of huge girth that not even Sheeta, the leopard, could worm his sinuous way within, nor Tantor, with his giant strength, force the barriers which protected the council chamber of the great apes from all but the harmless denizens of the savage jungle.
Henry III, King of England, sat in his council chamber surrounded by the great lords and nobles who composed his suit.
One of these was Tintoretto's three-acre picture in the Great Council Chamber.
They passed then through a massive doorway, which, when opened, revealed the great council chamber of O-Tar, Jeddak of Manator, beyond.
Arndt, Member of the Council for Brown county, was shot dead ON THE FLOOR OF THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, by James R.
If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister -- though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her -- the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject the following winter.
If my esteemed neighbor, the State's ambassador, who will devote his days to the settlement of the question of human rights in the Council Chamber, instead of being threatened with the prisons of Carolina, were to sit down the prisoner of Massachusetts, that State which is so anxious to foist the sin of slavery upon her sister--though at present she can discover only an act of inhospitality to be the ground of a quarrel with her--the Legislature would not wholly waive the subject of the following winter.
Coun Whitby (Con Harborne) said: 'While I appreciate the concerns of the residents, I was mildly shocked to discover that they had occupied the council chamber.
Glimpsed from the road, the squat terracotta tiled drum of the council chamber set against a delicate carapace of timber trusses, like the bleached skeleton of a prehistoric beast, powerfully proclaim the presence of something modern, different and self-assured.

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