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  • Lady Chettam had not yet returned, but Mrs. Cadwallader’s errand could not be despatched in the presence of grooms, so she asked to be taken into the conservatory close by, to look at the new plants; and on coming to a contemplative stand, she said— "I have a great shock for you; I hope you are not so far gone in love as you pretended to be."
  • Every morning now she sat with Celia in the prettiest of up-stairs sitting-rooms, opening into a small conservatory—Celia all in white and lavender like a bunch of mixed violets, watching the remarkable acts of the baby, which were so dubious to her inexperienced mind that all conversation was interrupted by appeals for their interpretation made to the oracular nurse.

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  • It was just after the Lords had thrown out the Reform Bill: that explains how Mr. Cadwallader came to be walking on the slope of the lawn near the great conservatory at Freshitt Hall, holding the "Times" in his hands behind him, while he talked with a trout-fisher’s dispassionateness about the prospects of the country to Sir James Chettam.
  • "Yes?" said Dorothea, "but they don’t understand—they want me to be a great deal on horseback, and have the garden altered and new conservatories, to fill up my days.

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as in: music conservatory Define
a school specializing in one of the fine arts -- especially music, dance, or drama
as in: plants in the conservatory Define
a greenhouse in which plants are arranged in a pleasing manner
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