cas|tle-build|ing


cas|tle-build|ing
cas|tle-build|ing «KAS uhl BIHL dihng, KAHS-», noun.
the building of castles, especially castles in the air; daydreaming: »

The pleasant languor, the dreamy tranquillity, the airy castle-building which in Asia stand in lieu of the vigorous, intensive, passionate life of Europe (Richard F. Burton).


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