Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Built or constructed of straw.
“The eye or mind which feels as well as sees can give dignity and pathos to a ruined mill, or a straw-built shed”
“She took him back and showed him the bedrooms and they are marvelous places for -- wonderful places for these kids to stay, and she did a brilliant job, and they are all different colors, and all adobe, it is a straw-built constructed adobe hacienda, about 14,000 square feet, magnificent facility.”
“Screams from her straw-built nest, as from the womb”
“Duncan drew the door to, and went up by the side of his garden, past the straw-built sheds of his bees, a legacy from a former occupant, into the cool breathing twilight of the fields.”
“But by the people who have no ideas, the names 'town' and 'country,' 'urbica' and 'rustica,' have been accepted as indicating the practical result, that a bird which likes walls will live in towns, and one which is content with eaves may remain in farms and villages, and under their straw-built sheds.”
“No weak walls could rise above them; no low-roofed cottage, nor straw-built shed.”
“After a time we came alongside Pepel's house, a sort of labyrinth of clay and straw-built huts.”
“The eye or mind which feels as well as sees can give dignity and pathos to a ruined mill, or a straw-built shed (Rembrandt), to the hull of a vessel 'going to its last home' (Turner).”
“They met with many of the natives in their straw-built cabins, who received them without alarm.”
“The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed.”
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