American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The building on a ranch occupied by its operator.
- n. A rectangular, one-story house with a low-pitched roof.
- n. a one story house with a low pitched roof
“Yes, comes for all summer," replied "Banty" Clark, "and I've got to be polite and show him around, and, I suppose, stay in the ranch house all the hot weather while his nibs togs up in his London clothes, 'don't yer know,' and drinks five-o'clock tea, and does nothing but stare at the toes of his patent leather shoes.”
“He peered ahead, toward the base of the mountains, finally picking out what Emma had seen - the distant shapes of a ranch house and out-buildings.”
“September was a hot month here in the high desert; Hy's ranch house had been closed up since early July.”
“Jennifer lived in a sprawling, modern ranch house in North Hills, the wealthiest section of Shadyside.”
“Unlike the glorified treehouses, this building looked like a ranch house from Earth’s Midwest, thought Kirk, and he eagerly led the way.”
“At the ranch house the morning air was crisp and brittle, yet midday made the shade welcome, and in the open, under the winter sun, roses bloomed and oranges, grape-fruit, and lemons turned to golden yellow ripeness.”
“The mountain was alive with man-hunters, as he well knew, for a score had bedded and eaten at the ranch house the night before.”
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