Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hut the roof and sides of which are made of thatch, bundles, or mats of grass, common in tropical regions.

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Examples

  • The new influx has increased the number of displaced people at the grass-hut camp to 23,000, officials said Friday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Quite aside from his Tarzanesque trappings, his grass-hut head of hair, his loincloth, his leathers and jewels, he conveys an intensity of being that is impossible to ignore; it blasts out of his disquietingly immobile eyes in licorice rays, and no doubt would blast just as mightily were he attired in banker's garb.

    Another Roadside Attraction

  • While they were reloading a lion leaped on a goat, which was tethered to the grass-hut, and carried it away before any one could fire.

    Hunting the Lions

  • Here the little grass-hut villages were not fenced by a _boma_, but were hidden in large fields of plantains.

    Great African Travellers From Mungo Park to Livingstone and Stanley

  • Here the little grass-hut villages were not fenced by a boma, but were hidden in large fields of plantains.

    The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

  • All alike live in grass-hut villages, fenced round by bomas in the south, but open in the north.

    The Discovery of the Source of the Nile

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