Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A little house, as a doll-house, built by children in play.
“And all the time, we're in the middle of Andrew's new cubby-house business getting off the ground.”
“It would make a nice cubby-house to play in," thought Mun Bun.”
“The culprit was soon discovered in the corner of the kitchen cupboard, which she called-her "cubby-house," engaged in lecturing Fudge for running away with Angelina.”
“The head of the family slept in a cubby-house of hurdle, hung from a tie-beam of the roof and supported on a pole below.”
“Many are rather like the cubby-house we made at the end of the orchard last summer; only the walls are thick enough to stand a high explosive shell.”
“When dinner was over, papa was enticed up to see the cubby-house, while the aunts took their nap.”
“Betty remembered playing with her dolls in this pleasant little corner on rainy days, years before, and revived its old name of the "cubby-house.”
“You can keep on having the cubby-house for a very private study, and I know you could write beautifully on the rainy days, when the elm branches make such a nice noise on the roof.”
“As midsummer came on the cubby-house grew too hot for comfort, but one afternoon, when rain had been falling all the morning to cool the high roof, Mary Beck and Betty sat there together in great comfort and peace.”
“You put it in my cubby-house, right at the corner of the wall nearest the big maple.”
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