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02:43 Dec 15, 2003
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Art/Literary
English term or phrase:Dorset Mews
Many of Grosvenor's new developments are carried out as joint ventures such as the creation of five new town houses at Dorset Mews in Belgravia with Mountcity London Residential Limited or 175 luxury apartments at Repulse Bay Hong Kong with the Asia Standard group.
Collins Concise English Dictionary:
mews = 1 stables or carriage houses, now often converted into dwellings, as along an alley 2 such an alley
Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary:
mews (mainly UK) = 1 a building which was used in the past for keeping horses and is now used as a house. eg They bought a converted mews. a tiny mews house 2 a short narrow road where these buildings are found eg Their address is 6 Gloucester Mews
I think now for new developments, it is just a nice name for a certain style of street and housing, somewhat resembling the original, and it suggests 'exclusive''private''quiet','tasteful'...
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