from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A blind constructed of boughs for the concealment of a sportsman from the game.
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The days of the bough-house and pigeon-stand strewn with barley seem to have gone by.
Our bough-house was a great protection to them, and it appeared also that these wretches had hunted all the horses away from their feeding ground, and they had not been seen for three days, and not having come up to water all the time we were away.
We passed a great portion of to-day (18th) in erecting a fine large bough-house; they are so much cooler than tents.
One day, sitting in the shade of our bough-house, we were engaged in cobbling.
To do this we were in the bough-house by daylight.
Now for a quiet smoke on the plank settle in the bough-house, while Joe and Hiram are getting ready to 'sugar off.'
"And after supper, uncle, we had better build a bough-house, for last night the dew fell heavy and cold.