pleasure ground

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Noun1.pleasure ground - a commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusementpleasure ground - a commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusement
ride - a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement
common, commons, green, park - a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area; "they went for a walk in the park"
theme park - an amusement park that is organized around some theme (as the world of tomorrow)
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"A man that lives by himself in a place down by the Riverside Road like a toy savings bank--don't you know the things I mean?--called Sallust's House, says there is a right of way through our new pleasure ground. As if anyone could have any right there after all the money we have spent fencing it on three sides, and building up the wall by the road, and levelling, and planting, and draining, and goodness knows what else!
A heap of bricks and mortar lay in the roadway on each side of a breach in the newly built wall, over which Lady Brandon, from her eminence on horseback, could see, coming towards her across the pleasure ground, a column of about thirty persons.
The level strip of ground which stretches through and beyond the town is laid out in handsome pleasure grounds, shaded by noble trees and adorned at intervals with lofty and sparkling fountain-jets.
It was hot; and after walking some time over the gardens in a scattered, dispersed way, scarcely any three together, they insensibly followed one another to the delicious shade of a broad short avenue of limes, which stretching beyond the garden at an equal distance from the river, seemed the finish of the pleasure grounds. It led to nothing; nothing but a view at the end over a low stone wall with high pillars, which seemed intended, in their erection, to give the appearance of an approach to the house, which never had been there.
Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh This former loch, drained when the New Town was built to become a pleasure ground for "the people" in perpetuity.
The pyramid is the main feature of Drummond's Pleasure Ground and is dedicated to all those who suffered martyrdom in the cause of civil and religious liberty in Scotland.
2 Take central path through the pleasure ground, leave through the stone gateway at the end of the path.
3 Follow the central path through the pleasure ground. This area was created in the 18th century to give the dukes and their families secluded walks.
A Holme Valley Sharing Memories tent was filled with murals and artwork that looked back at the Hope Bank Pleasure Ground - a long lost Honley fairground which once attracted tens of thousands of visitors.
From the Gothic-style chapel, often referred to as a "cathedral in miniature", you can follow in the footsteps of dukes through the peaceful pleasure ground to the Walled Kitchen Garden where you can experience sights, scents and a taste of the past.
Take a moment in the Pleasure Ground Wood to enjoy more stunning snowdrop displays, then warm up around the fire in the Woodsman's Hut.
An excellent strike from midfield man Matty Wade gave them a halftime lead at the Victoria Pleasure Ground.