Definitions

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  • n. a Russian log hut

Etymologies

Russian изба (izbá). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She followed the priest as he crossed the little stretch of ground which separated his tiny izba from the church and, just before he stooped to enter his low doorway, called out softly: –

    Katrinka: The Story of a Russian Child

  • The izba is warm and when we have moved the provisions from your storeroom to ours, there will be plenty of food for all.

    Katrinka: The Story of a Russian Child

  • We walk along a footpath through a patch of weeds to an izba, a log cabin with a straw roof pressing down on two squatty windows, perched on the brink of the forest.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • At last, we leave the izba, having paid eight rubles for our baskets filled with loaves of bread, jars of sour cream and cottage cheese, and a hefty chunk of butter wrapped in a plastic bag.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • In his log izba the Russian peasant had his stove corner and, diagonally across from it, his icon corner—his “red” or “beautiful” corner.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • A witness watched as the holy fool, thin,small, and white as a sheet, emerged from his izba.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871

  • It tellyhows its story to their six of hearts, a twelve-eyed man; for whom has madjestky who since is dyed drown reign before the izba.

    Finnegans Wake

  • He unharnessed his horse and put everything in its place, and then went into the izba (room), but found no one there.

    The Kreutzer Sonata, and other stories

  • The house was built by the deceased nobleman whose widow he still continued to serve, and may be described as follows: The four walls surrounding the one izba (room) were built of stone, and the interior was ten yards square.

    The Kreutzer Sonata, and other stories

  • “It is useless to waste money and labour on an izba, when the roving Tatars will carry it off in any case.”

    Taras Bulba

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  • What are izbas doing in Mexico? Are there a lot of Russian peasants living in Xochimilco?

    September 18, 2013

  • "They took refuge in one of the izbas that are found dotted on the outskirts of Xochimilco's teeming suburbs."
    The No Variations by Luis Chitarroni, translated by Darren Koolman, p 142

    September 16, 2013

  • изба

    January 20, 2011

  • see discussion at isba.

    November 24, 2008