Graves


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Graves

 (gräv′)
A region of southwest France in the Garonne River valley. The area is known for its fine table wines.

Graves

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n
(Brewing) (sometimes not capital) a white or red wine from the district around Bordeaux, France

Graves

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(Biography) Robert (Ranke). 1895–1985, English poet, novelist, and critic, whose works include his World War I autobiography, Goodbye to All That (1929), and the historical novels I, Claudius (1934) and Claudius the God (1934)

Graves

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n.

Graves

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a dry red or white wine from the district of Graves in SW France.
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Noun1.Graves - English writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)
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Carey often stopped at the bank to deliver a message to Josiah Graves, the manager, who was choir-master, treasurer, and churchwarden.
"Because," said the Man Leaning on a Spade, "I belong to the Gravediggers' National Extortion Society, and we have decided to limit the production of graves and get more money for the reduced output.
All the old graves were sunken in, there was not a tombstone on the place; round-topped, worm-eaten boards stag- gered over the graves, leaning for support and finding none.
"Yonder is the grave-island, the silent isle; yonder also are the graves of my youth.
'"What man wanders among graves and churchyards on such a night as this?" cried the goblin.
Here and there among the bushes were small inclosures containing graves, sometimes no more than one.
- THE MAN WHO LOVES NOT GRAVES AND COFFINS AND SKULLS.
Many human beings have gone to their graves unattended by as much real regret as followed that one gray pussy cat to his.
Consequently, they do not dig graves, they blast them out with power and fuse.
The minister bowed for the last time to the altar and the still fresh graves; then, followed by his assistant, he slowly took the road back to the presbytery.
'I warrant now,' he said, 'that you think all those are used in making graves.'
He was of a race that had once been lords on the shores of the salt lake, and his wishes had led him back to a people who dwelt about the graves of his fathers.