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- n. Plural form of Quonset.
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Before the turn of the twentieth century, landowners had used the coolness of the crude underground Quonsets to house their food supplies and their dead until roads were passable in the spring.
Faculty-sponsored events, often in honor of a visiting writer, and student parties in one of the Quonsets or apartments or rooming houses made up the larger social scene.
After the war, surplus Quonsets became ubiquitous in American architecture, being converted to houses, churches, and places of work.
The Anchorage, Alaska Museum of History and Art is staging an exhibition of Quonsets past and present and has released a book to commemorate it.
Over at the Air Force hospital, we heard the choppers thundering through the sky and over the hospital Quonsets.
Outside they cut eastward, toward the Elbe and the docks, pounding along, skidding in mudpuddles, stumbling over lorry-ruts, wind sweeping among the Quonsets to bat them in the face, cocaine falling in little white splashes from underneath Krypton's left bellbottom.
In October the Carvers moved into married students’ housing at Fink-bine Park, a dismal collection of Quonsets tunnel-shaped corrugated steel dwellings on the far west side of campus.