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ka suhl

  • n  a large and stately mansion
  • n  a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
  • n  (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
  • n  interchanging the positions of the king and a rook
  • v  move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king

  • When Potter Palmer built his house on Chicago's Lake Shore Drive in 1882, it had all the appurtenances of a princely European castle except the princes.
  • A 17th Century castle had become, last week, a 20th Century shrine.
  • Past grazing cows, past a dried-up moat and ivied ruins, a curious procession trudged up the hill to the "haunted" castle of Tiffauges on the old Brittany frontier.
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  • Robert Altman in Indie Wire
    I've always said that making a film is like making a sand castle at the beach,Altman said, after receiving a standing ovation from the crowd, "You invite your friends and you get them down there, and you say you build this beautiful...
  • Jessica Alba in International Herald Tribune
    It's amazing, it's like a dream come true. I can't even believe the grounds and this castle. It's extraordinary,Alba told The Associated Press.

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