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mead hall

n. Nordic King's structure, center of the community, a place for feasting, with ample brewed beverages (mead).

Mead hall

In ancient Scandinavia and Germanic Europe a mead hall or feasting hall was initially simply a large building with a single room. From the fifth century to early medieval times such a building was the residence of a lord and his retainers. The mead hall was generally the great hall of the king.

Usage examples of "mead hall".

Two tall, broad-shouldered guards flanked the skin flap of the mead hall's opening, their beards and breath smelling more than a little of thick mead.

Once Drizzt and Catti-brie had come to Hengorot, the mead hall in Settlestone, and Drizzt had leaped upon the table, giving a speech that called for a strengthened alliance between the dwarves and the barbarians.

But the mead hall showed respect to Drizzt Do'Urden that day, a testament to the drow's battle prowess.

The assassin knew the single flash of the knife would send many others to Tempus's mead hall as well, for the loss of this leader would weigh heavily in the scales of fortune, fortune that would turn against Ruathym in the war that was soon to come.

The helmeted maidens ride white horses and escort the dead heroes to Valhalla, Odin's great mead hall in Asgard.

They brought him out and walked him along the beach, down to the shore, and there they remained for a long time, as the moon Sheila made her slow pass overhead and the roars of laughter and cheers from the mead hall gradually diminished.

On that first eve of the tragedy we found ourselves sitting at table with him in the same mead hall where we had met.