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  • n. Plural form of summerhouse.

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Examples

  • They may do just about anything, from discreet summerhouses to conspicuous public buildings, but each commission has its own aesthetic.

    Making a Mark on Sweden's Landscape

  • Take a boat ride up the Bosphorus between the Asian and European shores and admire the yalis (summerhouses) as you cruise up to the Black Sea and back, then enjoy a caffeinated nightlife somewhere rad or trad before retreating to your hip hideaway.

    Juliet Kinsman: Hip and Historical Istanbul

  • "Do you all have summerhouses and cabins?" the foreign students asked my daughter, as she and her friends planned to bring them out to a family-owned cabin for a real Norwegian treat.

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  • There is no such place in that part now; but it remained there for many years, looking with a baulked countenance at the wilderness patched with unfruitful gardens and pimpled with eruptive summerhouses, that it had meant to run over in no time.

    Little Dorrit

  • We shared group summerhouses and hung out in the city, going to movies, parties, and street fairs.

    Share The Care

  • There were no iron picket fences, iron summerhouses, iron gates or even iron statuary on the lawns of Atlanta now, for they had early found their way into the melting pots of the rolling mills.

    Gone with the Wind

  • Small pagodas and summerhouses dotted the walks among lakes and waterfalls.

    The Great California Game

  • There were glades starred with lilies, whose green perspectives were overlooked by summerhouses with fretted screens, designed for harem ladies; and hunting-lodges of cedar-wood for the satrap and his guests.

    Funeral Games

  • The woods had become shrubberies, through which peeped the thatched roofs of rustic summerhouses, mazes, artificial waterfalls, grottoes, and ruins; all the dread handiwork of the rustic decorator burst, superabundant, upon our sight, with shy odors of beer and cooking.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • The thick wood which lay behind the house had been transformed into shady groves and open glades for deer, whilst the front windows of the palace looked upon extensive flower-gardens, with a profusion of hothouses, summerhouses, arbours, and temples.

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