manse manse


  1. (n) a large and imposing house
  2. (n) the residence of a clergyman (especially a Presbyterian clergyman)


  1. Sinatra, above in 1964, in his four-bedroom manse, which has a piano-shaped pool.
  2. Fighting with two swords instead of one gives me a better shot at beating down an opposing mage, while spending hours wending through a haunted manse might win me a coveted staff.
  3. The rented eight-bedroom manse that houses Idol's finalists, in the mountains above Los Angeles, is like the show itself: big, showy and just tacky enough to be amusing.


  1. Linkage: Toboggan In Times Square Next Winter; McCarren's Makeover

    · Revisit the everything-is-imported-from Italy OTT UES manse asking $30M · Get ready to ride a toboggan and take out tourists in Times Square · On the Bronx's Stickball Boulevard, the old game still rules · Finding bits and...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Curbed New York

  2. Celebrity Real Estate: Billy Joel just sold his 8,881-square-foot...

    Billy Joel just sold his 8,881-square-foot Med-style manse, a colonnaded structure on Miami Beach's La Gorce Island, to Italian shoe guy Diego Della Valle. The songster bought the place for $13.5M in 2006 and originally asked $14.75M; TMZ reports the...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Curbed

  3. Kingston Rondout homes tour raises money for CASA

    KINGSTON — Jeff and Barbara Broido welcomed visitors Sunday into their Victorian manse in the Rondout.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Middletown Times Herald-Record

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  1. "I think he is seen as a somewhat more solid, son-of-the-manse clergyman's son, giving it to you straight, to the point of being boring," Professor Garton Ash said in a telephone interview. "He's not regarded as a prince of spin or a liar."
    on May 9, 2007 By: Timothy Garton Ash Source: New York Times

  2. Peter Kellner, chairman of YouGov Polls, says: "Whereas Tony Blair came to politics ideologically light, Gordon Brown came ideologically heavy. He is the son of the manse, son of a Church of Scotland minister where social values and moral values...
    on Jun 26, 2007 By: Peter Kellner Source: CNN International

  3. "The qualities that Brown has could be found in any minister, but if you are the son of the manse, look dour and miserable and have some Scrooge-like characteristics, it is irresistible to link them to being Scottish," says Malcolm Rifkind, a...
    on Nov 22, 2008 By: Sir Malcolm Rifkind Source: Newsweek

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