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Castle in Spain   /kˈæsəl ɪn speɪn/   Listen
Castle in Spain

Absentminded dreaming while awake.  Synonyms: air castle, castle in the air, daydream, daydreaming, oneirism, reverie, revery.

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"Castle in Spain" Quotes from Famous Books

... filling my ears and firing my heart with the architectural details of her coveted 'castle in Spain.' Glenbeigh is her cousin. The ladder of his preferment is set up before my eyes, and his Excellency springs up the rounds, from Governor to Senatorship, thence to a place in the Cabinet, certainly to an important ...
— At the Mercy of Tiberius • August Evans Wilson

... one." "Ah—and I was peopling all Those windows on the south with happy eyes, The terrace under them with happy feet; Girls—" "Sir, I know. I know. I have seen that house Through mist look lovely as a castle in Spain, And airier. I have thought: 'Twere happy there To live.' And I have laughed at that Because I lived there then." "Extraordinary." "Yes, with my furniture and family Still in it, I, knowing every ...
— Last Poems • Edward Thomas

... angel, who seemed to have been sent from Soleure with the express purpose of delivering me from the temptation to become a monk, which the devil had put into my heart. Standing on the bridge I built many a fine castle in Spain, and about six in the evening I had the pleasure of seeing my fair traveller once more. I hid myself so as to see without being seen. I was greatly surprised to see them all four looking towards my window. Their curiosity shewed me that the lady had told them of the secret, and with my astonishment ...
— The Memoires of Casanova, Complete • Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

... over, no one was more enchanted than Blythe when Cape St. Vincent rose out of the sea, marking the end of the Atlantic passage. It was just at sundown, and the beautiful headland, bathed in a golden light, stood, like the mystic battlements of a veritable "Castle in Spain," ...
— A Bookful of Girls • Anna Fuller

... evening was over, however, and she had hidden herself away in her clothes under a thin and ragged comforter in their wagon, she had joined in the discussion of their castle in Spain in a way that showed her to be a legitimate Fewkes. She spoke for a white saddle horse, a beautiful side-saddle, a long blue riding-habit with shot in the seam, and a man to keep the horse in order. She wanted to be able to ...
— Vandemark's Folly • Herbert Quick

Words linked to "Castle in Spain" :   dream, dreaming, castle in the air

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