Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the rude cots in which shepherds on the moor meet at the end of the pasturing season, to tell or count their sheep.

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Examples

  • My father never came to meet us, at either side of the telling-house, neither at the crooked post, nor even at home-linhay although the dogs kept such a noise that he must have heard us.

    Lorna Doone

  • If you please, we must get home to-night; and father will be waiting for me this side of the telling-house. '

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

  • 'Vayther'll be at the crooked post, tother zide o' telling-house.

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor

  • If you please, we must get home to-night; and father will be waiting for me this side of the telling-house.’

    Lorna Doone

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